McCormack Building - Visitor Access Information

Visitor Access is managed to provide a safe and secure environment for Occupants and Visitors.

All visitors entering the McCormack Building are asked to present photo identification unless an alternative arrangement is made with DCAMM Security & Emergency Preparedness.  DCAMM Security & Emergency Preparedness personnel will enter visitor information into the building Visitor Management system and issue a temporary visitor badge.

What you need to know

Visitor Access

A visitor is defined as any individual who does not possess a DCAMM issued Access Badge.  Visitors include Commonwealth employees who have lost, misplaced, or damaged their issued Access Badge, outside agencies, organizational personnel, contractors, commercial vendors, and service and repair company employees.  

Hours of Operation

The McCormack Building is open to visitors from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays.  Agencies within the building may have different hours of operation. Visitors should consult an Agency’s website for their hours of operation.  Agencies requesting visitor access outside of normal operating hours will require approval from the DCAMM Chief of Security & Emergency Preparedness, or Deputy Chief of Security, and may incur additional costs for additional security staffing.

Visitor Management

Visitors will proceed to the Security Visitor Management desk in the main lobby prior to gaining access to the building.  Visitors entering through the loading dock will report to the Loading Dock Visitor Management desk.

Visitors will be asked to present photo identification and identify their destination in the building. A Security Officer will enter the information into the visitor management system and produce a temporary visitor badge.  Visitors must display their Visitor badge on their outermost garment at chest height while in the building.

In the event that visitors do not have photo identification, or require any special accommodation, they will be directed to a Security Supervisor or Manager in the McCormack Building lobby for assistance.

Visitors younger than 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and are not required to provide photo identification.  Unaccompanied visitors under the age of 16 will be denied access to the building.

Visitor Security Screening

Visitors will be required to complete a visitor screening process which includes the use of X-Ray machines and Magnetometers.

Visitors who are unable to complete the screening process due to a physical limitation will be directed to a Security Supervisor or Manager in the building lobby for assistance.

X-ray machines are used to assess bags, briefcases, purses, belts, hats, packages, boxes, and parcels, etc., for the possible presence of prohibited and dangerous items.

Walkthrough Magnetometers are used to assess individuals for the possible presence of prohibited or dangerous items.

Visitors who activate the Walkthrough Magnetometer will be subject to additional screening using a Hand-held Magnetometer.

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