Personal Identity Verification

As part of the PIV Process, the U.S. Government conducts a background investigation on you (whether you are applying for an ID badge for the first time or your badge is being re-issued) to determine whether you are suitable to use the buildings and access the information necessary to do your job. The personal information provided on your background investigation form, along with information from your hiring/sponsoring office, will be used to verify your identity, create your ID badge, and create a record that you have been issued a badge.

The objectives of the PIV Process are to:

  • Ensure that individuals issued an ID badge are who they claim to be
  • Ascertain that individuals issued an ID badge are not known terrorists
  • Determine that individuals issued an ID badge are suitable for Federal employment or meet the requirements to be employed as a Federal contractor