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USACE Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 Vetting Program

To comply with Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12) and Army Directive 2014-05, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) maintains an internal vetting program. All USACE contractor organizations must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) and undergo annual screening for SAM status and exclusions through the REDTAIL Security & Screening Program (REDTAIL). In addition, contractor organizations are required to enroll individuals requesting access to USACE sites in REDTAIL to determine fitness for access.

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Only individuals authorized to request background reports on behalf of your organization/location should complete this enrollment process. Please closely review the steps below to get started.

Step 1

Enroll Your Organization/Location.

You will be required to enter your organization details including a valid Employer Identification Number (EIN) or SSN for sole proprietorships, CAGE Code, and the number of individuals across your organization requesting access to USACE sites. Administration contact information including name, email address, and phone number will be requested, along with review and acceptance of the REDTAIL Terms & Conditions. The initial enrollment will occur over 90 days.

Step 2

Make your Secure Online Payment.

After receiving your secure online payment, REDTAIL will screen your organization/location for SAM status and exclusions then compile a complimentary REDTAIL Business Report.

Step 3

Create Your Account.

Once your payment is successfully received, you will receive an email with a link to create a REDTAIL account so you can easily log into the system to review status information and manage your organization/location.

Step 4

Enter Individual Screening Information.

During this step, you will need to enter contact information for the individuals requesting access to USACE sites, including names and valid email addresses for each. REDTAIL will then email the individuals with instructions to begin the background screening process. Administrators may choose to pay background screening fees upfront or require the individual applicants to complete payment. Please note, individuals requesting access to USACE facilities must enroll and be screened annually. Individual applicant screening may take up to 45 days. Organizations/Locations that have been excluded by SAM will not be able to order background checks for individuals until SAM status is resolved.