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Personnel Security and ID Office

Hand on top of finger print machine for security clearance.

The Personnel Security and ID Office (PSIO) ensures that personnel responsible for the care of the national collections, the safety and security of visitors and employees, information systems control, and administration are trustworthy, honest, and reliable. This program ensures that all persons appointed to positions are and remain suitable for employment with the Institution. The program is implemented through initiation, investigation (through pre-screenings, post-appointment, and periodic updates), and adjudication of personnel assigned to positions that are designated and assigned appropriate risk levels.

As part of our continuing effort to improve the quality and services provided in PSIO, we are pleased to announce the opening of an Express ID Office. The Express Office will be primarily used to process renewal, pick-up, and replacement ID credentials.  The Express Office will be located in Capital Gallery room 4300 and by appointment only. No walk-ins.

In addition to serving as an Express ID Office, we will also use this office as an extension of the regular ID Office to process fingerprints and pictures.

Contact Us

Office Location
Capital Gallery, 4th Floor (Suite 4310)
600 Maryland Ave, SW, MRC 504
Washington, DC 20024

Express Location
Capital Gallery, 4th Floor (Suite 4300)
600 Maryland Ave, SW, MRC 504
Washington, DC 20560

Satellite Locations

Hours of Operation
By appointment only. No walk-ins.

Tel. (202) 633-1598
Fax. (202) 633-5664

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