USAccess: Identity, Credentials, and Access Management
USAccess is a shared service that provides Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credentialing services and support for federal employees and contractors at established locations throughout the country.
On May 4, 2016, and April 12, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget issued memorandums M-16-11 and M-17-22, which cover the use of shared services and the modernization of IT in the federal government. As a shared service for 110+ federal agencies, the USAccess program offers the opportunity to be a more secure, efficient, and agile organization.
USAccess for Your Agency
Participating agencies can issue HSPD-12 approved credentials (access cards) to employees and contractors. Credentials may be known as PIV, CAC, LincPass, Smart Card, or something else, depending on your agency.
Agencies also receive access to
Web-based portals for authorized personnel to manage key activities (activating and managing credentials, enrolling, generating reports, managing applicant appointments, sponsoring)
NIST-compliant system infrastructure that provides secure, standards-based enterprise identity management capabilities
Simplified, per-credential pricing to help you manage the full lifecycle of a PIV credential without large upfront costs
Credentialing units (mobile or fixed) that provide the software and hardware for activations and enrollments
Traveler reimbursement is based on the location of the work activities and not the accommodations, unless lodging is not available at the work activity, then the agency may authorize the rate where lodging is obtained.
Unless otherwise specified, the per diem locality is defined as "all locations within, or entirely surrounded by, the corporate limits of the key city, including independent entities located within those boundaries."
Per diem localities with county definitions shall include"all locations within, or entirely surrounded by, the corporate limits of the key city as well as the boundaries of the listed counties, including independent entities located within the boundaries of the key city and the listed counties (unless otherwise listed separately)."
When a military installation or Government - related facility(whether or not specifically named) is located partially within more than one city or county boundary, the applicable per diem rate for the entire installation or facility is the higher of the rates which apply to the cities and / or counties, even though part(s) of such activities may be located outside the defined per diem locality.