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Entrance Procedures for the HUD Headquarters Building

HUD employees and contractors with a valid HUD ID will no longer be required to pass through the magnetometer and have packages X-rayed or inspected by security staff.

  • Personnel with a valid HUD ID (employees and contractors) must present their ID at the turnstile in the NE, SE, and NW lobbies for entrance. When scanning your ID if it does not activate the green light on the turnstile, then you must present your ID to the security officer for physical inspection. This requirement is needed to ensure that all IDs are operational. During periods of heightened alert, personnel must show ID to the security officer for inspection.
  • HUD ID must be visible at all times on all personnel (employees and contractors).
  • Personnel that do not have their HUD ID must enter from the NE or SE lobby and give their name and phone extension at the guard reception desk for entry. The photo that is displayed on the monitor must be that of the employee before a temporary ID will be is issued. No more than three temporary/visitors IDs will be issued for the following reasons:
    1. Employee misplaced or forgot ID.
    2. Employee lost ID.
    3. Non-working ID.

Personnel that have been issued three temporary/visitors IDs must be escorted by Watkins Security Officer to the HUD ID Badging Center in Room 1101 North Lobby in order to start the process for obtaining a replacement ID. The Badging Center will issue a temporary building pass card with an expiration date to allow personnel to enter the building. The employee must present the temporary building pass card along with a picture ID to the security officer at the NE or SE lobby, who will prepare a temporary ID badge with an expiration date on it for the employee to enter the building without escort till replacement ID is issued.

  • No new employee or contractor will be allowed to enter the building without a HSPD-12 ID Card. All new employees and contractors must be escorted at all times while in the building.
  • "Other" Federal Employees and Federal Contractors:

"Other" Federal employees and contractors possessing valid HSPD-12 ID Card issued by other Federal agencies may enter the building between the hours of 6:30 am and 6:00  pm (Monday through Friday,  excluding Holidays).  The "other" Federal employees and contractors will be processed as visitors in the Visitor Management System.  The security officers at the Visitor’s Desk will record their full names, agency name, purpose of visit, and person visiting.  All "other" Federal employees and contractors are required to pass through the line scanner and magnetometer and have all packages X-rayed and/or inspected by the security staff.  "Other Federal employees and contractors with HSPD-12 ID Card requiring access to the building outside normal business hours (6:30 am and 6:00  pm), and on weekends or Holidays will be processed as visitors and will need to be escorted at all times by a HUD employee or contractor with a HSPD-12 ID Card.  "Other" Federal employees and contractors requiring more frequent access (long term projects) to HUD facilities must have their HSPD-12 ID Card enrolled into the HUD Access Control System.  However, if they are only working on a one time project then the Program Office must send an email message to the Chief, Facilities Services Branch with the "other" Federal employees or contractors name for approval to enter the building.

  • Visitors wishing to enter the building must present a current photo identification card (valid driver's license, military ID, work related ID non-government, passport, etc.) at the NE and SE lobby security reception desk. A visitor pass will be issued and must be visible at all times. All visitors must have an escort and pass through the magnetometer and have their packages X-rayed or inspected by the security staff. The HUD Visitor's escort will be called and required to come to the guard station and sign the roster for visitors, before they are permitted into the building.
  • Entrance to Garage and North and South Parking Lots:
    1. Access limited to authorized parkers with HUD parking permit.
    2. Personnel with valid HUD ID may enter the building through the basement doors on the north or south end.
    3. Personnel must present HUD ID to the basement card readers.
    4. Personnel that do not have their HUD ID must exit garage at stairwell and enter building through NE or SE entrance, on the first floor level.
  • Employees must report any acts of intimidation, harassment, threat or verbal or physical abuse to law enforcement personnel, supervisors, or union officials as soon as possible. These officials will take appropriate action to reduce or eliminate the threat of imminent harm or violence.
  • All persons removing Government property from the premises must have a valid property pass with proper name and date of authorizing official. All packages are subject to physical inspection. Property passes may be obtained from the Office of Facilities Management Services, Property and Supply Branch, Room 5161 (Phone 708-2093).
  • The use of alcoholic beverages on property is prohibited consistent with 41 CFR 101-20.307.
  • Any illegal narcotics (hallucinogens, marijuana, barbiturates, or amphetamines) are prohibited on the HUD Headquarters premises. This prohibition does not apply to any drug or medication being consumed for medical or psychiatric treatment or other health related reasons.
  • Federal law prohibits the knowing possession or the causing to be present of firearms, knives or other dangerous weapons in Federal facilities and Federal court facilities by all persons not specifically authorized by Title 18, United States Code, Section 930(d). Violators shall be subject to fine and/or imprisonment for periods up to five (5) years and removed from your position at HUD.

**Please note Federal agencies are prohibited from accepting visitors driver’s licenses or identification cards issued by the following states: 

  1. American Samoa
  2. Minnesota
  3. Illinois
  4. Washington

Visitors from the above states must present another form of ID such as: 

  • Driver’s license issued by the US Department of State
  • State buildings photo identity cards (PIV card)
  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. passport card
  • DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
  • U.S. military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents, and DoD civilians)
  • Permanent resident card
  • Border crossing card
  • DHS-designated enhanced driver's license
  • Airline or airport-issued ID (if issued under a TSA-approved security plan)
  • Federally recognized, tribal-issued photo ID
  • HSPD-12 PIV card
  • Foreign government-issued passport
  • Canadian provincial driver's license or Indian and Northern Affairs
  • Canada card
  • Transportation worker identification credential
  • Identification card issued by local government (including county or city) containing a photograph, name, and expiration date
  • University, library or school card containing a photograph, name, and expiration date  

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