At the building entrances where guards are posted:
- Employees must show a DHHS-issued photo ID (for example, your NIH-issued ID badge).
- Visitors may be required to log in, wear a visitors pass and have an employee escort them through the building.
- Visitors may be required to pass through a metal detector and have bags, backpacks or purses inspected or x-rayed as they enter buildings.
- Security staff will be looking for and confiscating any suspicious or potentially dangerous materials. U.S. Code prohibits bringing any dangerous weapons onto Federal property, including anything with a blade longer than 2 ½ inches. Meeting participants may want to leave extra bags or personal materials at their hotel to minimize the time needed for inspection.
After-hours building access will require the use of an employee ID on electronic access card readers at building entrances and certain internal areas.