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    Position Designation Record

    Step 1: National Security

    A. National Security Requirements of the Position:

    The designation of national security positions is outlined in part 1400 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations. Each position in the Federal service must be evaluated for a position sensitivity designation commensurate with the responsibilities and assignments of the position as they relate to the impact on the national security. Such responsibilities and assignments include, but are not limited to, access to classified information (i.e., Confidential, Secret, or Top Secret) and any other duties by which the occupant could bring about a material adverse effect on the national security by virtue of the nature of the position. See 5 CFR 1400.102(a) and 1400.201(a). Such positions will be designated, based upon the degree of potential damage, at one of three sensitivity levels: Noncritical-Sensitive, Critical-Sensitive, or Special-Sensitive. Read the position description and obtain any other supplemental information needed to assess the position duties and responsibilities.

    The regulation sets forth a list of general categories of national security position requirements, duties, and responsibilities. Mark next to all of the categories of duties and responsibilities that apply to the position. If any of the categories are marked on this page, you will be required in Step 1.B to assess the degree of potential material adverse impact to national security.

    (Note that underlined words and phrases appearing on this page and throughout are linked to the Glossary.)

    NATIONAL SECURITY POSITION REQUIREMENTS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    No National Security duties exist

    NOTE: If using the system to designate contractor positions, you assess the duties the incumbent will be performing for or on behalf of the Federal Government, not the duties the incumbent performs for their contractor employer. For example, a position may have various national security responsibilities performing work specifically for or on behalf of the Federal Government; however, a peripheral responsibility of the position, specifically performed for their contractor employer, might involve audits of the contractor staff functions and performance related to the national security contract the employer maintains with the Federal Government. This peripheral duty should not be considered when designating the contractor position. In other words, the designator should not select “Investigation, oversight, and audits of government personnel, programs, and activities” as a duty to be assessed in the context of the position's potential to bring about a material adverse effect on the national security because that duty is not being performed for or on behalf of the Federal Government.

    Please Select Value for all Listed Duties

    B.: Determine the potential damage to the national security.

    For each duty/responsibility category you checked in Step 1.A., use the list below, working from top to bottom, to identify the appropriate degree of potential damage to the national security that the occupant could bring about by virtue of the nature of the position. Check only one degree of damage per duty. If you select either "inestimitable damage" or "exceptionally grave damage", no further assessment after Step 1B is needed; the automated tool will take you to the resulting position designation. If you select “significant or serious damage” or “no material adverse effect on national security”, follow the instruction presented in the next steps.

    NOTE: If using the system to designate contractor positions, you assess the duties the incumbent will be performing for or on behalf of the Federal Government, not the duties the incumbent performs for their contractor employer. For example, a position may have various national security responsibilities performing work specifically for or on behalf of the Federal Government; however, a peripheral responsibility of the position, specifically performed for their contractor employer, might involve audits of the contractor staff functions and performance related to the national security contract the employer maintains with the Federal Government. This peripheral duty should not be considered when designating the contractor position. In other words, the designator should not select “Investigation, oversight, and audits of government personnel, programs, and activities” as a duty to be assessed in the context of the position's potential to bring about a material adverse effect on the national security because that duty is not being performed for or on behalf of the Federal Government.


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    Step 2.A.: Suitability Requirements

    The designation of covered positions is outlined in section 731.106 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations. Every covered position must be designated at the low, moderate, or high risk level as determined by the position's potential for adverse impact on the efficiency and integrity of the service. As the level of authority and responsibility of a position becomes greater, character and conduct become more significant in deciding whether employment or continued employment would protect the integrity or promote the efficiency of the Federal service. 5 CFR 731.106(b) set forth general categories of public trust position requirements, duties, and responsibilities. Read the position description and obtain any other necessary information (e.g. management input) to determine if any of the following duties apply to the position. (The focus of this preliminary review should be on the actual duties of the position rather than on the agency mission or the program in which the position is located.) Mark next to all the categories of duties that apply to the position. In Step 2.B., you will further evaluate the position’s duties to determine the degree to which any misconduct could impact on the efficiency or integrity of the service.

    NOTE: If using the system to designate contractor positions, you assess the duties the incumbent will be performing for or on behalf of the Federal Government, not the duties the incumbent performs for their contractor employer. For example, a position may involve customer service or liaison between the contractor and the Federal Government, just as a natural part of doing business. However, if the work being performed for or on behalf of the Federal Government does not involve customer service or liaison (e.g. providing telephonic customer service/information concerning a government program), then you would not select “Government service delivery, including customer service or public liaison duties” as a duty to be assessed in the context of the position's potential for adverse impact on the efficiency and integrity of the service.

    PUBLIC TRUST POSITION REQUIREMENTS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES (UNRELATED TO NATIONAL SECURITY):
    No Public Trust duties exist
    Please Select Value for all Listed Duties

    Step 2.B.: Determine the potential impact of the position on the efficiency or integrity of the service (public trust).

    For each duty identified in Step 2.A., use the list below, working from top to bottom, to identify the appropriate degree of potential damage to the public trust from misconduct. Check only one degree of damage per duty.

    NOTE: At a minimum, supervisors or managers should be included at the same level as their employees, whether or not they personally do the work described, since they hold responsibility for the outcome of the work.


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    Step 3: Point adjustment for program designation and level of supervision.

    Please Select Value for all Adjustments

    In the list below, choose the appropriate adjustment for the scope of program impact and the level of related controls.

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    Step 4: Final Position Designation and Investigation.

    The final position designation is outlined below.

    Final Results
    Positions Covered Investigation Form
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    Position Designation Record

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    Potential for Compromise or Damage
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    Signature: Date:
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