The e-QIP submission process helps save time for applicants and the OPM, however there is currently a large backlog of e-QIP applications. If the process seems to have taken longer than it should, please read the following message from the OPM.
DSS received FY14 Funds Authorizations for Personnel Security Investigations for Industry (PSI-I) on Oct. 23, 2013. However, the Personnel Security Management Office - Industry (PSMO-I) was unable to submit e-QIPs to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) until Oct. 24, 2013. There are currently over 8,000 e-QIPs in the queue for review and submission to OPM; that is down from a high of 13,992. PSMO-I is reviewing the e-QIPs first in/first out. Please be patient as we continue to work through the backlog and return to a steady state.
If you submitted an e-QIP, but the subject no longer needs the clearance, please update JPAS with a separation date so we can stop the e-QIP. We will continue to provide status updates on the website.