Directives and Regulatory GuidanceVA Directive 0710
This Department of Veterans Affairs Directive, dated June 4, 2010, updates
policy for the management of the personnel suitability and security program.
This directive sets forth Department policy for the designation of appropriate
risk levels or sensitivity levels and the commensurate scope of background
investigations required for all VA positions.
VA Handbook 0710
This handbook establishes procedures that implement the policies set forth in
VA Directive 0710, Personnel Suitability and Security Program. This handbook
describes the designation of position risk levels, sensitivity levels, and addresses
the personnel background investigations process in VA, and rights of employees,
appointees, and applicants. It provides guidance for contractor personnel and
sets forth policy for the management, secure handling, transmission, and storage
of classified national security documents in VA.