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Number Title Impact Priority Subject Area
PS-6 Access Agreements LOW P3 Personnel Security

The organization:
Develops and documents access agreements for organizational information systems;
Reviews and updates the access agreements Assignment: organization-defined frequency; and
Ensures that individuals requiring access to organizational information and information systems:
Sign appropriate access agreements prior to being granted access; and
Re-sign access agreements to maintain access to organizational information systems when access agreements have been updated or Assignment: organization-defined frequency.
Access agreements include, for example, nondisclosure agreements, acceptable use agreements, rules of behavior, and conflict-of-interest agreements. Signed access agreements include an acknowledgement that individuals have read, understand, and agree to abide by the constraints associated with organizational information systems to which access is authorized. Organizations can use electronic signatures to acknowledge access agreements unless specifically prohibited by organizational policy.

PS-6 (1) Information Requiring Special Protection

Withdrawn: Incorporated into PS-3.

PS-6 (2) Classified Information Requiring Special Protection
Classified information requiring special protection includes, for example, collateral information, Special Access Program (SAP) information, and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). Personnel security criteria reflect applicable federal laws, Executive Orders, directives, regulations, policies, standards, and guidance.

The organization ensures that access to classified information requiring special protection is granted only to individuals who:

PS-6 (2)(a)

Have a valid access authorization that is demonstrated by assigned official government duties;

PS-6 (2)(b)

Satisfy associated personnel security criteria; and

PS-6 (2)(c)

Have read, understood, and signed a nondisclosure agreement.

PS-6 (3) Post-Employment Requirements
Organizations consult with the Office of the General Counsel regarding matters of post-employment requirements on terminated individuals.

The organization:

PS-6 (3)(a)

Notifies individuals of applicable, legally binding post-employment requirements for protection of organizational information; and

PS-6 (3)(b)

Requires individuals to sign an acknowledgment of these requirements, if applicable, as part of granting initial access to covered information.