PIV Cards are in the hands of most federal employees and contractors

9 agencies report 100 percent compliance

According to the most recent figures reported to the Office of Management and Budget, Personal Identity Verification cards had been issued to 3.75 million federal employees as of Dec. 1, 2010, or 80 percent of the government workforce, and to 76 percent of contractors who are eligible to use the cards, about 885,000 contractors.

Nine executive branch agencies have reported that they have completed PIV card issuance, having put the cards into the hands of 100 percent of their workers and contractors. These range from large organizations such as the Social Security Administration, with 92,785 cards issued, to the miniscule Farm Credit Insurance Corp. with just 10 employees. Others reporting 100 percent are:

  • Merit System Protection Board, 223 cards issued.
  • National Endowment for the Arts, 167 cards issued.
  • National Mediation Board, 52 cards issued.
  • Office of Special Counsel, 110 cards issued.
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 5,614 cards issued.
  • State Department, 48,366 cards issued.
  • National Science Foundation, 1,820 cards issued.

About the Author

William Jackson is a Maryland-based freelance writer.

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