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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
Fingerprint Services
Learn about different fingerprint services required for DPSAC prescreening and enrollment process
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