Effective immediately:

Due to a recent increase in requests for enrollment and badge issuance appointments, the Division of Personnel Security and Access Control (DPSAC) will open daily via appointment scheduling, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM in Building 31, Room 1B03 starting August 3, 2020. This office closes for lunch from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

The Clinical Center South Lobby location (Room 1C52) will be open daily via appointment for high risk customers, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

 Walk-ins will not be allowed as DPSAC continues to take steps to increase capacity to minimize wait times and to help prevent the spread of disease and reduce the risk of exposure to its staff members as well as individuals who need to visit a DPSAC office.

Availability of daily appointments will begin August 3 at these two locations. Also, staff will be available to respond to phone inquiries and email during work hours. 

If you need to contact DPSAC to schedule an appointment, please email  ORSPersonnelSecurity@mail.nih.gov or call 301-402-9755.  DPSAC staff will be available to answer email and phone inquiries Monday – Friday between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM. 

ORS DPSAC will continue to suspend services at the following locations until further notice: 

The following locations will remain open and are ready to assist NIH personnel. For full location details, click on one of the following locations:

Other important announcements:

  • All patient badging services are suspended indefinitely. Patients and authorized family / caregivers are encouraged to enter through the Cedar Lane patient entrance for processing. Signage will be displayed.

  • All other Building 10 badging services will be relocated to the main DPSAC office in Building 31, Room 1B03.

  • DPSAC is taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of its customer and DPSAC staff. Please click here to read how DPSAC has implemented mandatory, stringent safety precautions and procedures during public interactions and daily operations.

About the Division of Personnel Security and Access Control

DPSAC's core mission is to ensure the NIH workforce is comprised of suitable federal employees, contractors and affiliates who promote the efficiency and integrity of the NIH Mission and Service. DPSAC is charged with prescreening employment applications, verifying personal identity, processing Background Investigation requests, authorizing facility access, issuing badges and conducting suitability adjudications for the NIH workforce.

How can we help you today?

Know before you go
Information you will need before you visit DPSAC
To Step 2
Enrollment Services (Photo & Fingerprints)
Getting your Photo & fingerprints taken for your HHS PIV Badge
To Step 3
Completing Your Online e-QIP
Guidance for completing your Background Investigation
To Step 4
Badge Issuance & Access Control
Issuing your ID Badge, Access to facilities, certificate renewals & PIN Resets
To Step 5
Adjudication of your Background Investigation
Determining if you are suitable for employment at NIH