What does security clearance involve?
What does security clearance involve?A:
Security clearance comprises two parts:
Part 1: Your employer carries out an interview with the form Security clearance certification as a basis and both sign it. This confirms trustworthiness and reliability. The certification must demonstrate that the person has not:
- Been tested positive for drugs or use of alcohol that resulted in on-duty impairment
- Been subject to a rehabilitation plan for treating substance abuse (except for self-referral)
- Been denied unescorted access or removed from any nuclear power plant in accordance with the fitness for duty policy
- Been removed from activities due to drugs or alcohol use
This clearance is based on satisfactory results of a background investigation which included checks of criminal records covering a minimum of the past five years and checks of other evidence that would threat or reflect adversely upon that individual's trustworthiness and reliability. This includes a criminal record from the home country, not older than six months.
Part 2: Criminal records check – a check against the Swedish Security Service's criminal records register. Before this check, you sign the form Permission to Security.