McCormack Building - Visitor Access Information

This visitor access policy is designed to enhance security and life safety at the McCormack Building.

All visitors entering the McCormack Building are asked to present photo identification unless an alternative arrangement is made.  DCAMM security 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 valid McCormack Building photo access ID badge.  Visitors include McCormack employees who have lost, misplaced or damaged their issued ID cards, 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 McCormack Building may have different hours of operation. Visitors should consult the agencies’ websites for their hours of operation.  Agencies requesting visitor access outside of normal operating hours will require approval from the DCAMM Director of Security and may incur additional costs for added security staffing.

Visitor Management

Visitors will report 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 a photo identification and identify their destination in the building. The Security Officer will enter the information into the visitor management system and produce a temporary visitor ID badge.  Visitors must display their Visitor ID badge on their outer garment at chest level 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 officer in the McCormack Building lobby for assistance.

Visitors younger than 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and are not asked to produce a photo ID.  Unaccompanied visitors under the age of 16 will be denied access to the building.

Visitor Security Screening

Visitors will be required to successfully complete the 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 officer in the McCormack Building lobby for assistance.

X-ray machines are used to scan bags, briefcases, purses, belts, hats, packages, boxes and parcels, etc., for the detection of weapons, explosives, and flammables using X-ray technology.

Magnetometers are used to scan individuals for the detection of metal using electromagnetic technology.

Visitors who activate the Magnetometer will be subject to additional screening using a hand magnetometer.

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