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11/14/2011 Newsflash: Person Model Go-Live Date & TrainingPerson Model has gone live as of Monday, November 14, 2011. Includes information on what users can expect. (PDF 208KB)

11/10/2011 Newsflash: Person Model TrainingPerson Model go-live date delayed to Monday, November 14, 2011. Information on the training that is currently available before Person Model is released. (PDF 210KB)

11/4/2011 Newsflash: Person Model Go-Live Date & TrainingPerson Model go-live date delayed to Thursday, November 10, 2011. Information on the training that is currently available before Person Model is released. (PDF 213KB)

11/2/2011 Newsflash: Person Model TrainingInformation on the training that is currently available before Person Mode is released this fall (PDF 211KB)

10/21/2011 Newsflash: Person Model TrainingInformation on the training that is currently available before the National Finance Center (NFC) releases the Person Model on Monday, November 7, 2011 (PDF 211KB)

10/12/2011 Newsflash: Person Model TrainingInformation on the training that is currently available before the National Finance Center (NFC) releases the Person Model this fall (PDF 208KB)

9/26/2011 Newsflash: Person Model TrainingInformation on the training that can be expected when the National Finance Center (NFC) releases the Person Model this fall (PDF 209KB)

9/19/2011 Newsflash: Person Model TrainingInformation on the training that can be expected when the National Finance Center (NFC) releases the Person Model this fall (PDF 208KB)

9/6/2011 Newsflash: Person Model TrainingInformation on the training that can be expected when the National Finance Center (NFC) releases the Person Model this fall (PDF 209KB)

8/17/2011 Newsflash: Person Model TrainingInformation on the training that can be expected when the National Finance Center (NFC) releases the Person Model this fall (PDF 209KB)

6/6/2011 Newsflash: NEIS Person Model is comingHighlights of what can be expected when the National Finance Center (NFC) releases the Person Model this summer (PDF 209KB)

9/30/2010 Newsflash: Updating LincPass Using Activation StationReminder about the process to complete a certificate update at an USAccess Activation Station (PDF 116KB)

8/25/2010 Newsflash: Credential Inventory Tool FAQsFrequent Asked Questions from users concerning the Credential Inventory Toll (CIT) (PDF 112KB)

8/06/2010 Newsflash: Time to Update LincPass CertificatesReminder that credentials of the first USDA applicants enrolled in the program are beginning to expire since the certificates are valid only for three years (PDF 114KB)

--> What is HSPD-12? – General presentation about HSPD-12 and its core concepts and goals (PDF 825)

LincPass Information Security Protections – Presentation detailing how your information on your LincPass is protected (PDF 1MB)

Employee Town Hall – General presentation about how the USDA is implementing HSPD-12 (PDF 1.4MB)

Security Officer Information Session – Overview of the HSPD-12 Security Officer’s responsibilities (PDF 911KB)

11/25/2009 Newsflash: Credential Equipment Reminder – Reminder for Site POCs and Registrars regarding the security of USAccess equipment at Credentialing Centers (PDF 23KB)

9/4/2009 Newsflash: NEIS User Help Desk Notification – The NEIS Help Desk will periodically send tips to assist in the non-Federal employee credentialling process (PDF 24KB)

8/25/2009 Newsflash: PIV Credentials for USAccess Role Holder Portals – USAccess is now allowing the optional use of LincPass credentials to log into the Sponsorship, Security Officer, Adjudication, Reports, and Role Administrator portals (PDF 31KB)

7/16/2009 Newsflash: Defective Cards – USDA HSPD-12 PMO is centralizing the return of defective cards to simplify the process for Sponsors and Security Officers. The Office of Security Services will manage the defective cards and send them to GSA MSO for reimbursement (PDF 67KB)

9/4/2009 Newsflash: Reprint/Reissue – Reminder and tips on when a reprint or reissue is necessary. (PDF 32KB)

6/17/2009 Newsflash: Registrar Reminders – Tips and reminders about importance of Registrar procedures of correctly collecting and verifying personal information accurately (PDF 24KB)

10/8/2008 Newsflash: Invalid I-9 Documents/Re-Enrollment – Reminder about enrollment procedure for applicants with INVALID I-9 documents and required role holder action (PDF 31KB)

10/8/2008 Newsflash: USAccess Role Holder Training - All HSPD-12 role holders are required to take web-based training. Role holders using EmpowHR or NEIS will continue to use AgLearn (PDF 101KB)

8/13/2008 Newsflash: Program Links and Contact Information – lists important HSPD-12 website links and help desk contact information. Contains updated USAccess website links per the system update (PDF 29KB)

7/25/2008 Newsflash: Reminder about Mandatory Role Holder Designation - Reminder to convey the importance of the mandatory role holder designation in USAccess (PDF 20KB)

7/15/2008 Newsflash: Mandatory Role Holder Designation – Newsflash regarding the mandatory role holder designation in USAccess. This new procedure affects EmpowHR Sponsors, Adjudicators and Role Administrators (PDF 23KB)

6/26/2008 Newsflash: GSA Interface, EmpowHR, and USAccess Status – Newsflash updating the status of issues encountered with reset EmpowHR records, the GSA Interface, and USAccess system issues (PDF 21KB)

6/18/2008 Newsflash: Mobile Enrollment Tips - Newsflash containing several tips and reminders related to Mobile Enrollment. Click here to view the Newsflash (PDF 26KB)

6/2008 Newsflash: Mobile Enrollment Information - Newsflash announcing that agencies can start preparing records for mobile enrollment. Click here to view the Newsflash (PDF 43KB)

6/04/2008 Newsflash: LincPass Website Update - Newsflash announcing the update of the USDA HSPD-12 website. Click here to view the Newsflash (PDF 34KB)

April 1, 2008 Newsflash: GSA Interface Status (PDF 20KB) Message to Role Holders informing them that the ACP and GSA Interface have been turned back on in a limited capacity

March 27, 2008 Newsflash: GSA Interface and ACP Status (PDF 31 KB) Message to Role Holders informing them of an issue with the ACP and GSA Interface that is causing updates to not be reflected and that all systems are currently shut down

March 19, 2008 Newsflash: GSA Interface Status (PDF 24KB) Message to Role Holders informing them the GSA Interface is turned back on and the Boolean Field overwriting problem has been resolved.

March 14, 2008 Newsflash: GSA Interface Status (PDF 25 KB) Message to Role Holders that the GSA Interface is still offline due to the Boolean Field overwriting problems

March 4, 2008 Newsflash: GSA Interface Status (PDF 22 KB) Message to Role Holders informing them that the GSA Interface is still offline due to the Boolean Field overwriting problem communicated on Feb. 4 2008

February 29, 2008 Newsflash: Activation Issues (PDF 25KB) Notice that there are system wide issues and slow downs with the LincPass Activation process

February 4, 2008 Data Preparation Issue (PDF 22 KB) Message to Role Holders informing them of issues with the GSA interface due to Boolean fields being overwritten

February 1, 2008 Newsflash: USDA HSPD-12 Help Desk (PDF 40KB) Announcement of the USDA HSPD-12 help desk















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