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Important e-QIP Update

This message applies to those individuals who have submitted, or who are required to submit, background investigation forms using the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) system for employment with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Individuals affected include those who have received tentative offers of employment, are due for a periodic reinvestigation, or must obtain a security clearance.

OPM has identified a vulnerability within the e-QIP system and has temporarily taken it offline to perform security enhancements.  Details about the outage are available in an OPM news release, issued on June 29, 2015.

The CBP Office of Internal Affairs is working with the Department of Homeland Security and OPM to establish methods to continue processing background investigations, periodic reinvestigations and clearance determinations until the e-QIP system is back online.  Please be assured that OPM and DHS will provide notifications when e-QIP is back online, or when additional instructions are available.