Goodbye to the beloved title of “Special Investigator”

The distinction of Civilian and Contactor is clear no matter what job you do in the federal government. For example, CTR CAC = Green CIV CAC = White. You get an access badge for your worksite, it will clearly mark you as “CONTRACTOR”. E-mail address are the same. “first.last.CIV@” and “first.last.CTR@”.

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Good info thanks for sharing.

Why is the cover sheet mostly black? Guess we don’t care about toner costs now that we’ll breeze through ESIs with the removal of so many questions.

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I thought thats why we use envelopes. Once my case materials are placed in a secure envelope i will sit the coversheet on top of the envelope…dumb. All you need the coversheet for is your yearly check ride.! Make sure you have it that day.

CUI coversheet is supposed to be purplish - we were issued the “no heavy background color” coversheet instead.

This CUI implementation is crazy. Different offices, doing different things, no one has a clue.

This circus grows tiresome.

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It is purplish, but we don’t have color printers. Also making those color coded ESI guides super helpful.

that is why our CUI sheets are white instead of the “blacked out” sheet.

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Best part is, this is only Phase One!!

Can’t wait for the sequel!!

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Law agencies are already complaining about the CUI cover-sheet using up all their printer ink.

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Have you seen the scene from the movie “office space” about the memo and the new coversheets??? The new CUI sheet reminded me of the scene from the movie. Hilariously deja vu.

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The most anal job I have ever been exposed to in my career life, that is why I left it. It was the right move.

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I am watching “Office Space” right now while typing a DHS case. Must remember to type SUBJECT and not Subject.

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“Remember, next Friday is Hawaiian shirt day, So next Friday go ahead and wear a Hawaiian shirt and jeans while you print out dozens of CUI cover sheets for your fully remote job”

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“Hello, jake1, I am going to need you to come in tomorrow to work on those refiles, OK?”

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lol, a lawyer got involved somewhere. It used to be Special Investigator “WITH” OPM, then Special Investigator “FOR” OPM, then Special Investigator “RETAINED BY” OPM/NBIB/DCSA, now its Contract Investigator. Gov wants to make sure the general public knows were not feds. Basically the important part for soliciting cooperation is shiny badge something something Investigator.

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The one contract I work we have to say “Contract Investigator retained by the US Government” and then we show them this pitiful and cheap looking badge given out by the company. I am honestly shocked anyone talks to me.

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The silver badge looks like a toy sheriff’s badge from a kids cowboy costume made in china…soooo cheap it’s embarrassing. The ones we had before that looked authentic.

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The gold on my badge has mostly rubbed off and now everyone thinks I’m a contractor. I has a sad.

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I think showing our “badge” these days actually decreases our credibility. It makes us look like laughable politicians and imposters who flash these things around for effect. I show mine discreetly and put it away as quickly as possible.

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