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Federal Agencies Are Cracking Down on Government Contractor Personnel

Temporary contractor personnel are subject to scrutiny from the Feds watchful eye. In most cases, the requirement for personnel to be investigated applies whether or not the position requires a security clearance.

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 1, 2005 -- Many government agencies put the responsibility on employers to guarantee the worthiness and criminal cleanliness of their employees. If an employee working on a government project causes a violation, the company can be held responsible. The penalties can be severe and even include being barred from future government contracts.

The interests of national security require that all persons employed at government agencies be reliable, trustworthy, and of good conduct and character. This means that the addition of each employee or contractor is subject to an investigation. The scope of the investigation will vary depending on the nature of the position and the degree of harm that an individual in that position could cause.

Kay Coles James, director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, says "In today's times, there can be no question of the need for accurate, complete, timely and relevant background investigations of those whom the American people entrust to perform important public service functions. The safety of our employees, our families and our country is ultimately at stake, and we can have no greater priority."

Staff Patrol, a security and investigations firm, has created numerous success stories with government contractors seeking business with the U.S. government. Their background investigations can assist with a companys due diligence and help insure that employees working on government projects are not hiding a criminal past. Whether or not a government agency runs its own independent background check, it is usually a requirement for the employer as well.

A Staff Patrol representative explains, "Our business is to assist companies in hiring honest and trustworthy employees. In many cases, this is already a requirement based on their government contracts. Even companies not engaged in government work should still verify the credentials and potential risks of the employee. What companies need to understand is that they can be held responsible for the actions and status of their employees. Thats a big risk unless theyve done their homework."

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