Employment Verification

My previous employer said they use The Work Number for all verifications. Do you know if that will be a problem for that part of the background check/clearance process? Since it only gives basic information.

Not a problem and very common.

I was fired for misconduct. That company uses The Work Number for employment verification. It only shows basic information. Should I disclose that information on the applicable information?

Yes because the investigator still going talk to co workers and ur supervisor

Disclosing employment terminations is not optional, it is required. The reasons for termination will be evaluated and may not be an issue, but intentionally not disclosing it will be an honesty issue and will definitely affect your eligibility for a clearance.


I’m not understanding why this is an issue or even a legitimate question.

If you are seeking an employee suitability determination in relation to your job, you MUST provide any and all information exactly as the personnel security vetting forms ask for. No more, no less.

I am going to be completely honest.

Thanks I didn’t know they interviewed coworkers.

Make sure it’s listed under the employment section and the employment record. References are typically interviewed for employment and not necessarily the references you list, so it’ll come up. As others mentioned, intentionally omitting/lying is about the worst thing you can do.

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Wouldn’t this only apply to phone or inperson interviews, not tier 1/2 probes?

No, this applies to all levels of investigation as we are addressing the questions as asked on the SF85/86 forms.