FDIC Personnel Security Process for Contractor Vendor and New Employee Candidates
FDIC’s Personnel Security Process: Overview
- Submit digital fingerprints: To be employed by the FDIC or serve under an FDIC contract, candidates must meet minimum standards of integrity and fitness. To initiate the personnel security process, the candidate must submit digital fingerprints to facilitate a check of Federal Bureau of Investigation records.
- How to be fingerprinted (PDF 230k)
Note that candidates’ personally identifiable information (PII) is required by the servicing Federal agencies, and all systems within the Personnel Security process are designed to store and transmit every portion of the candidates’ data in a secure fashion.
At this time, the candidate may be provided two forms outside of eWORKS to complete. They are:
- FDIC 1620/01 – Employee/Contractor Identification Card Request
- FDIC 3700/46A – Confidentiality Agreement (for Contractor/Subcontractor/Consultant Personnel)
Once completed, the 1620/01 and 3700/46A forms should be scanned and emailed to the FDIC point of contact.
eWORKS is a secure online tool that automates the background investigation process for prospective FDIC staff and contractors. eWORKS reduces the time it takes candidates to complete and submit their required security forms while decreasing the opportunity for errors. eWORKS also allows FDIC points of contact (POCs) to more easily check on the status of a candidate’s BI throughout the process.
Steps in FDIC’s Background Investigation (BI) Process
Once fingerprinted, the candidate completes and releases a set of online forms in eWORKS. When the FDIC POC determines the correct timing, the candidate’s forms are securely transmitted within eWORKS to FDIC SEPS for full processing.
- The FDIC point of contact (POC) uses eWORKS to initiate an email to the candidate.
- eWORKS sends an automated email that includes a link to the eWORKS portal and login instructions.
- The candidate enters his/her information in the online BI forms and the data is populated in eWORKS.
- The FDIC POC reviews the completed BI forms in eWORKS and submits them if the record is ready for SEPS processing.
- The FDIC POC can log into eWORKS at any time to review a candidate’s BI status.
How to Use eWORKS
Follow the instructions in the following guide to complete and submit information in eWORKS (PDF Help).
- Employee Candidate Response Guide (PDF 620k) – for employee candidates only
- Contractor Candidate Response Guide (PDF 519k) – for contractor vendor candidates only