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What Is ADP II Security Clearance?

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ADP II clearance is a United States government-designated level of clearance given to certain individuals who need access to non-critical sensitive information in order to fulfill their job. These positions can include contractors, government-paid accountants, government-paid data entry positions and systems analysts.

Purpose

Non-critical sensitive information is covered by the Privacy Act of 1974, and much of this information could be potentially used for personal detriment or gain. As a result, this level of clearance is critical for ensuring that those with access to the information have been pre-qualified as ethical, law-abiding citizens who will protect the confidentiality of the information. It is required by law.

Ranking

ADP/IT II clearance falls directly below ADP/IT I clearance. ADP IT/ I clearance is reserved for those dealing with critical, sensitive information, whereas ADP/IT II clearance is applicable to those dealing with non-critical sensitive information. However, it is applied to the same types of positions as those qualifying for ADP/IT II clearance, the only difference being how "critical" the sensitive information is.

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Approval

In order to get ADP/IT II clearance for company personnel, the company must submit a written request to the Personal Security Division located at TMA PSD, Skyline 5, 5111 Leesburg Pike, Suite 810, Falls Church, VA 22041. It should include a justification for needing the clearance and should be written on the company's letterhead.

About the Author

Cindia Winspear has been writing professionally since 1986 in the telecommunications industry, writing formal proposals for small business. She contributes to and rewrites parts of their websites as well as blogs on travel websites. Winspear graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1983.

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