Background Investigation Costs for FY 2018

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Now that we are in the new fiscal year, the new billing rates for background investigations and various other checks conducted by the National Background Investigations Bureau have kicked in. According to Federal Investigative Notice (FIN) 17-04 issued last March, the costs for all five tiers of investigations and reinvestigations has increased slightly from last…

Mr Marko, do you figure that the cost is higher for agencies that conduct their own investigations rather than going through OPM?

Could never grasp how a T3 is worth $500 when there is the potential to do much more work on it compared to a T2.

No idea about how IC agencies calculate the cost of doing their own investigations, but I would surmise it is higher because of the level, depth and scope.