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Required Safety and Security Training

New employees are required by Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) to use personal identity verification (PIV) Smart Cards for physical access to government facilities and computer systems.

Obtaining your CDC badge is a process that requires you to complete two training modules, pass each knowledge check, get fingerprinted, and submit completed forms to your PIV Card Issuance Facility (PCIF).

Step 1: Safety Survival Skills 1: General Orientation

Included in Part 1 of New Employee Orientation is the 45-minute Safety Survival Skills 1: General Orientation class required of all CDC staff.

This course includes the basic principles of safety at CDC. It covers OSHA regulations, employee's rights and responsibilities, basic office safety, hazards communication, pollution prevention, and safety signage used at CDC. It also explains basic personal protective equipment (PPE) and incorporates building evacuation training.


Step 2: Information Security Awareness Training

Information Security Awareness Training is mandated by the Federal Information Security Management Act. This course, developed by the CDC Office of the Chief Information Security Officer, covers basic awareness requirements and highlights emerging threats.

This training can only be completed at a CDC facility. All new employees will be given the opportunity to complete this during Part 1 of the orientation process.


Step 3: Submitting the Required Forms

Once you have completed the required training, your sponsor will assist you in completing the appropriate forms, obtaining supervisor signatures, and submitting the PIV card paperwork to your PCIF. Forms to submit include: CDC PIV Credential Request and CDC Physical Access Request (0834).

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  • Page last updated: June 20, 2014
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