HELP FILLING OUT FORMS
The SF-85, SF-85P, and SF-86 are standard forms used by the United States government to conduct background investigations of individuals under consideration to work for, or on behalf, of the U.S. government. The SF-85 and SF-85P are for non-sensitive positions and Public Trusts and the SF-86 is for national security clearances.
A properly completed questionnaire is an important step to ensuring a complete and thorough background investigation. It helps investigators complete fieldwork in a timely manner and reduces lengths of interviews.
To increase the efficiency of the personnel security process, DCSA has developed resources that help individuals tackle areas of the investigative questionnaires that are often misunderstood, overlooked, and/or filled out incorrectly.