On August 28, 2010, OPM issued another favorable determination for a client who failed to register with the Selective Service when eligible. The fact pattern is very similar to the other recent Selective Services cases we have successfully handled before OPM. The client, who is now employed by the Department of Treasury, lived in the United States as an undocumented alien for the majority of time he was eligible to register with the Selective Service.
Recognizing that our client was not living in the mainstream of society while undocumented, Selective Service issued a status letter with a determination that our client's failure to register was not knowing and willful. With this letter from Selective Service and other supporting documentation, OPM also determined that our client's failure to register was not knowing or willful, and our client was permitted to continue his federal employment.