BPSS screening is the recognised standard for the pre-employment screening of individuals with access to government assets. It is not a formal security clearance but its rigorous and consistent application underpins the national security vetting process at CTC, SC and DV.
Some of the checks involved:
Identity verification checks
Employment history checks - past 3 years
Unspent criminal record checks
National & immigration (right to work) status checks
Who requires BPSS screening?
As an overview individuals with any access to government assets. This means all civil servants, members of the armed forces, temporary staff in departments, and government contractors generally will be required to have BPSS screening for the following: