Security Clearance Connection Reportable Information Guidelines

What Do I Need to Report?

Below you will find the guidelines that are used to determine your ability to safeguard classified information.

Cleared personnel should alert Security if they observe other cleared individuals not meeting the requirements and may pose a threat to security or become a counterintelligence concern.

Should you need to report any of the below information after completing your security clearance application or while maintaining your clearance please utilize one of the following methods:

  • Report the information to your Facility Security Officer
  • For active employees, complete the form located on LMPeople. Navigate to the Security, Safety, and Travel heading, click Security Information, Clearance and Visits, then select the “Report Required Information” option.

Alcohol Consumption

  • Alcohol-related incidents at work, such as reporting to work or duty in an intoxicated or impaired condition, or drinking on the job
  • Alcohol-related incidents away from work, such as driving while under the influence, fighting, child or spouse abuse, or other criminal incidents related to alcohol use
  • Habitual or binge consumption of alcohol to the point of impaired judgment

Allegiance to the United States

  • Actual or threatened use of force or violence in an effort to change Government policy, prevent Government personnel from performing their assigned duties, or prevent others from exercising their constitutional rights
  • Known participation in any organization or group advocating or threatening use of force of violence, as above

Criminal Conduct

  • Theft
  • Fraud (for example, bribery or solicitation of bribes, misuse of a Government credit card, misuse of leave, fraudulent travel or expense accounting, or tax fraud)
  • Pattern of disregard for rules and regulations (in addition to theft and fraud, this includes taking classified information home at night, or driving while intoxicated)
  • Spouse or child abuse or neglect
  • Attempts to enlist others to participate in illegal or questionable activity

Drug Involvement

  • Use, possession, or acquisition of illegal/illicit substances
  • Misuse (use other than as prescribed), inappropriate possession, or inappropriate acquisition of prescription medication

Misuse of Information Technology Systems

  • Unauthorized entry into any compartmented computer system
  • Unauthorized searching/browsing through classified computer libraries
  • Unauthorized modification, destruction, manipulation, or denial of access to information residing on a computer system
  • Unauthorized introduction of media into any Government computer system
  • Storing or processing classified information on any system not explicitly approved for classified processing
  • Attempting to circumvent or defeat security or auditing systems, without prior authorization from the system administrator, other than as part of a legitimate system testing or security research

Financial Considerations

  • Living or spending beyond one’s means
  • Unexplained affluence (unusually large or lavish purchases) or sudden large sums of cash that may indicate illegal source of income
  • Calls at work from creditors
  • Bounced or bad checks
  • Garnishments, repossessions, unfavorable judgments, or other indications of financial difficulty
  • Failure to make child or spousal support payments
  • Reckless or compulsive spending, extensive gambling losses, or gambling debt
  • Bankruptcy
  • Improper handling of official finances or property, including repeated delinquent accountings for advances, and unexplained cash
  • Shortages or loss of property, sloppy handling of cash funds, and disregard for financial or property administration regulations

Handling Protected Information

  • Persistent lax security habits despite management counseling (such as discussing classified information on non-secure phone, not properly securing classified information or areas, or working on classified material at home)
  • Collecting or storing classified information outside approved facilities
  • Revealing of classified information to unauthorized persons, including news media
  • Inappropriate, unusual, or excessive interest in classified information outside one’s need-to-know
  • Statements or actions that demonstrate an individual believes the security rules do not apply to him/her

Outside Activities

  • Failure to report paid or volunteer work for any U.S. or foreign media, publisher, academic institution, research organization or corporation relating to the topics on which one has access to classified information

Emotional, Mental, and Personality Disorders

  • Pattern of significant change from past behavior, especially relating to increased nervousness or anxiety, unexplained depression, hyperactivity, decline in performance or work habits, deterioration of personal hygiene, increased friction in relationships with co-workers, isolating oneself by rejecting any social interaction
  • Expression of bizarre thoughts, perceptions, or expectations
  • Pattern of lying and deception of co-workers or supervisors
  • Talk of or attempt to harm one’s self
  • Argumentative or insulting behavior toward work associates or family to the extent that this has generated workplace discussion or has disrupted the workplace environment
  • Exploitation or mistreatment of others through intimidation or abuse of power or position
  • Other disruptive workplace behavior that resists supervisory direction or counseling
  • Verbal or physical threats toward work associates or family
  • Inability to control anger —throwing things, acts of violence
  • Stalking-type behavior (such as unwanted following or harassing phone calls)
  • Extreme or recurrent statements of bitterness, resentment, vengeance, or disgruntlement that suggest a risk of some illegal or improper action
  • Threats or attempts to get even with work associates, acts of vindictiveness

Personal Conduct

  • Recurring pattern of poor judgment, irresponsibility, or emotionally unstable behavior
  • Deliberate omission or falsification of material information about background when applying for security processing
  • Association with persons involved in criminal activity
  • Indications subject may succumb to blackmail rather than risk exposure of a personal issue

Sexual Behavior

  • Pattern of self-destructive or high-risk sexual behavior that the individual is unable to stop
  • Criminal sexual behavior

Foreign Influence

  • Application for and receipt of foreign citizenship (dual citizenship)
  • Application for, possession, or use of foreign passport or identity card for travel
  • Direct involvement of foreign business
  • Foreign bank accounts
  • Ownership of foreign property
  • Voting in a foreign election
  • Adoption of a non-U.S. citizen child(ren)

Foreign Travel

Traveling on a U.S. or foreign passport for business or personal travel outside of the U.S. must be reported before departure.

  • For active employees, complete the form located on LMPeople. Navigate to the Security, Safety, and Travel section, click International Security, then select Traveler’s Suitcase. If business travel was booked through the LM booking system, your foreign travel will be sent over to Traveler’s Suitcase.

Exceptions to these reporting requirements include:

  • Unplanned day trips to Canada or Mexico shall be reported upon return. Reporting shall be within five business days of return;
  • Deviations in itinerary must be reported within five business days of return;
  • Travel to Puerto Rico, Guam, or other U.S. possessions and territories is not considered foreign travel and does not need to be reported.

*Cleared employees traveling on a foreign passport must also report their travel in writing to LMSecurity via LMSecurity, RequiredReports (RESOURCE) before departure and upon return.

Other Reporting Requirements

  • Change in Personal status
    • Marital Status
    • Cohabitation (living in spouse-like relationship, intimate relationship, or becoming engaged
    • Cohabitation with a foreign national
    • Change of Name
    • Inheritance
  • Attempted elicitation, exploitation, blackmail, coercion, or enticement to obtain classified information
  • Media contacts, other than for official purposes, where the media seeks access to classified information
  • Arrests
  • Bankruptcy, garnishments or over 120 days delinquent on any debt
  • Alcohol and drug-related treatment.
  • Application for and receipt of foreign citizenship (dual citizenship)
  • Application for, possession, or use of foreign passport or identity card for travel