562 National Agency Check With Inquiries

The National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) consists of checks of:

  1. The Office of Personnel Management’s Security/Suitability Investigations Index (SII).
  2. Defense Clearance and Investigations Index (DCII).
  3. Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal History Check (based on fingerprints and name).
  4. Employment history (except postal employment) for the last 5 years.
  5. Criminal conviction history in locations where the employee resided, worked, and went to school within the past 5 years.
  6. Education verification.
  7. References.
  8. Residence verification.

Human Resources initiates completion of Standard Form (SF) 85, Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions, no sooner than the date the job offer is made for newly selected applicants for career appointments.

The appointee must also be fingerprinted using one of the following methods:

To request a NACI, hiring officials must submit:

  1. A cover sheet;
  2. The completed and signed SF 85;
  3. A PS Form 2181-A, Pre-Employment Screening — Authorization and Release, dated within the past 12 months; and
  4. The appointee’s fingerprints.

These items must be mailed to:

MEMPHIS, TN 38161-0001

If a NACI was completed for the initial appointment, a new NACI is not required when an individual is reappointed unless the individual had a break in service of more than 90 days.

If a SACI has been completed within the past 6 months, with no break in service, fingerprints are not required. Only the following are required:

  1. SACI CCT (Closed Case Transmittal);
  2. Current PS Form 2181-A;
  3. SF-85; and
  4. Cover sheet.