563 Special Agency Check With Inquiries

The Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Special Agency Check with Inquiries (SACI) consists of checks of:

  1. OPM’s Security/Suitability Investigations Index (SII).
  2. Defense Clearance and Investigations Index (DCII).
  3. Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Classification (FBIF).
  4. Employment history (except Postal Service employment) for the last 5 years.
  5. Criminal conviction history in locations where the employee resided, worked, and went to school.

As needed, OPM also performs checks of military personnel records (MILR). Office of Personnel Management–Investigative Services (OPM-IS) SF 86C, Special Agreement Check, August 1995 or later, must be completed by all newly selected noncareer applicants. Fingerprints must be collected either electronically on a livescan fingerprint system or on SF 87, Fingerprint Chart, dated April 1984 or later, with OPM’s originating identifier (ORI) USOPMOOOZ FIPC. Submit SACI requests to OPM once an individual has been given a bona fide job offer.

To request a SACI, hiring officials must submit the following:

  1. An SF 86C;
  2. A copy of the employee’s signed PS Form 2591, Application for Employment; and
  3. Fingerprints (electronically or on one SF 87 chart).

These items must be mailed to:

BOYERS, PA 16018-0618

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

Note: If fingerprints are returned as unclassifiable, another set of fingerprints must be taken immediately and sent to OPM, along with the unclassifiable chart and a copy of the closing case transmittal.