Before an individual is authorized for Badge Enrollment, they are required to undergo Prescreening, where DPSAC will determine an individual's investigative requirements. This is done by collecting information and fingerprints to determine the individual's eligibility to possess a U.S. Government credential to access NIH facilities or information systems.
DPSAC uses a Crossmatch fingerprinting machine to collect 'Prescreening' fingerprints. This will occur when applicants must provide their fingerprints for Prescreening or e-QIP background investigation, but is not yet ready for PIV/RLA Badge Enrollment in the NED system. This may also occur when Badge Enrollment is not required (a sample scenario is when an individual already has a badge and needs fingerprinting for an investigation update). These Crossmatch fingerprints will allow DPSAC to obtain the FBI criminal history repository check needed to complete Prescreening but will not be tied to any badge.
Individuals may go to one of two places to get their Crossmatch or 'Prescreening' fingerprints collected:
1. Candidates located over 50 miles away from an NIH PIV Card Issuance Facility (PCIF) can utilize Fieldprint, a remote third party tool that DPSAC uses to capture Crossmatch fingerprints for the candidate's prescreening before getting cleared for Enrollment. Please read the Fieldprint section on the left for more information. Applicants may find PCIFs located at the NIH Main Office Location in Building 31 and at Other DPSAC Locations (PCIFs).
2. Candidates located under 50 miles from an NIH PIV Card Issuance Facility (PCIF) must travel to an NIH PCIF to submit Crossmatch fingerprints for Prescreening or background investigation. Applicants may find PCIFs located at the NIH Main Office Location in Building 31 and at Other DPSAC Locations (PCIFs).
Applicants must bring two (2) forms of valid government-issued identification, one of which contains a photo, and both identifications must have their name matched. Visit the FIPS 201-3 PDF to view a complete list of approved identification.