Accession Number:

ADA210859

Title:

Personnel Security Adjudicators: Results of a Semi-Structured Interview

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1986-Jul 1987

Corporate Author:

HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

This report addresses one of the important areas of concern to the personnel security community-adjudication. How do adjudicators go about determining whether a clearance should be granted What information do they consider and how do they assimilate the information brought before them How do they view their jobs and tasks Personnel security adjudicators in the Army, Navy and Air Force were interviewed to identify and assess issues that may benefit from behavioral science research. Issues addressed included the amount and type of work performed information used in making the adjudication decision the adjudication decision-making process adjudicative guidelines training needs performance feedback and evaluation and job requirements. Similarities and differences among the Services in their adjudication processes were described. Issues that would benefit from behavioral science research techniques were identified and recommendations were made regarding the conduct of such research. Keywords Work load, Security clearances.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE