One thought on “Why does the government perform background checks on federal employees?

  1. Arti says:

    The government takes personally identifiable information (PII) very seriously and will safeguard records with personal information. Your social security your unique identifier. While there may be many John Smiths (a few of which have the same birthday), you are the only person with your social security number. The government will check your credit score as part of their background investigations. Yes. Will this affect your job offer? If your job does not involve public trust or finances, your credit shouldn’t affect your ability to faithfully conduct your job. Obviously, this creates a weird scenario if you haven’t given notice at your current job.

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