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Position Designation of National Security and Public Trust Positions Tool and Glossary

Metadata Updated: November 10, 2020

Proper position designation is the foundation of an effective and consistent suitability and personnel security program. The process determines, through the evaluation of National Security and suitability requirements, what type of investigation is required and how closely an applicant or incumbent is screened for a position. Specifically, Section 731.106(a) of Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations states, 'agency heads must designate every covered position within the agency at a high, moderate, or low risk level as determined by the position's potential for adverse impact to the efficiency or integrity of the service.' Section 731.106(c)(2) of Title 5, states, 'all positions subject to investigation under this part must also receive a sensitivity designation of special-sensitive, critical-sensitive, or noncritical-sensitive, when appropriate.' Sensitivity levels are discussed further in Part 732 of Title 5. To ensure a systematic, dependable, and uniform way of making position designations, OPM provides the Position Designation Automated Tool (PDT) for those individuals within agencies charged with position designation responsibilities. We do not collect information on uses of the tool; rather, this is the underlying criteria used by the tool. In order to ensure a systematic, dependable, and uniform way of making position designations, OPM provides the Position Designation Automated Tool (PDT) for those individuals within agencies charged with position designation responsibilities. This is both the tool and the associated glossary.

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020

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Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
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