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Keep an Eye Out for Early PIV Card Renewal

An NIH PIV card with the expiration date of Dec. 2023

Check your PIV card expiration date; you may be contacted to renew early to avoid the rush.

Is your NIH badge set to expire soon? You could be one of about 5,000 employees whose PIV cards are set to expire this year; nearly quadruple that number are slated to expire in 2023, which will far outstrip capacity for processing in a single year.

To alleviate the burden of this predicted surge, the Division of Personnel Security and Access Control (DPSAC) has begun early, or “forced,” renewals of thousands of NIH PIV badges that would normally expire next year. 

If your PIV card is set to expire in 2023, look out for an email when it’s your turn to renew your badge early. Newly issued PIVs will have a new 5-year expiration date.

DPSAC has been processing 250 forced renewals weekly since November 2021 and plans to continue through 2023. 

By accelerating the renewal process, DPSAC can even out the load over a longer period while addressing the badging needs of new hires, fellows and interns.

This surge in renewals is a result of the normal 5-year renewal cycle for badges issued in 2018 and 4-year renewal for badges issued in 2019, which have doubled the usual expiration volume. 

Questions about the process? Email

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