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    IntroducedNovember 20th, 2013

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Security Clearance Accountability, Reform, and Enhancement Act

Official Title

A bill to strengthen the accountability of individuals involved in misconduct affecting the integrity of background investigations, to update guidelines for position designation, and for other purposes.


Security Clearance Accountability, Reform, and Enhancement Act - Requires the Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to: (1) terminate or place on administrative leave an OPM employee if the Director determines that such employee was intentionally involved in misconduct affecting the integrity of the background investigations of OPM, including falsification of a background investigation report, fraud relating to such report, or other serious misconduct that compromises the integrity of a background investigation report; and (2) debar or suspend an individual employed or contracted by a person under contract with OPM if the Director determines that such individual was intentionally involved in similar misconduct. Directs the President to review and update guidance for agencies that shall be used to: (1) determine whether a position requires its occupant to have a security clearance; (2) implement such guidance, including quality controls; and (3) review (at least every five years) and, if necessary, revise the designation of a position as requiring its occupant to have access to classified information or secure government facilities.

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