Fedweek

The Senate Intelligence Committee has approved S-3905, an intelligence agencies reauthorization bill containing changes to security clearance and other personnel policies for those agencies.

Full details are forthcoming, but the measure would create policies spanning the intelligence community requiring the publication of guidelines for granting, denying, or revoking a security clearance and preventing the revocation or denial of a clearance for reasons of discrimination, political beliefs, or retaliation.

ADVERTISEMENT


It also creates a government-wide appeals process, chaired by the Director of National Intelligence, for individuals to appeal denials of requests to overturn a decision made at the agency-level to deny or revoke a clearance or crossover request.

The measure also expands hiring authorities, student loan repayment programs and some other special personnel policies such as child care applying to intelligence agencies.

Court Backs Narrow Reading of Whistleblower Protections

Federal Whistleblowers Fired 10 Times Normal Rate, GAO Finds

More on security clearance for federal employment at ask.FEDweek.com

2020 Federal Employees Handbook