In general, contractors “embedded” in TTS (working on TTS projects most or full-time) can be given the same equipment and access as federal staff performing the same duties. The main exceptions are conversations/materials that are acquisition-sensitive.
Contractors with system access must utilize a gsa.gov e-mail account to conduct business with GSA.
Authorized users are employees of GSA and other Government organizations and those contractors, consultants, or other third parties who are specifically granted access to conduct business on behalf of or with GSA or other Government organizations supported by GSA. Compliance with this policy should be addressed in Statements of Work (SOWs) for contractors.
All…authorized users are expected to utilize standard equipment unless an exception has been approved by appropriate authorities.
Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12)…requires all Federal Executive departments and agencies to conduct personnel investigations, adjudicate the results, and issue identity credentials to all Federal employees and contractors who require routine access to their building facilities and information technology (IT) systems.
- TTS-specific materials:
- Region 10’s information on Contractor Onboarding
- Requesting Officials Roles & Responsibilities
- How Contractors Obtain a GSA Access Card