PS-6: Access Agreements

Control Family:

Personnel Security

CSF v1.1 References:

PF v1.0 References:


  • Low
    • PS-6
  • Moderate
    • PS-6
  • High
    • PS-6
  • Privacy
    • PS-6

Previous Version:

Control Statement

  1. Develop and document access agreements for organizational systems;
  2. Review and update the access agreements [Assignment: organization-defined frequency]; and
  3. Verify that individuals requiring access to organizational information and systems:
    1. Sign appropriate access agreements prior to being granted access; and
    2. Re-sign access agreements to maintain access to organizational systems when access agreements have been updated or [Assignment: organization-defined frequency].

Supplemental Guidance

Access agreements include 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 systems to which access is authorized. Organizations can use electronic signatures to acknowledge access agreements unless specifically prohibited by organizational policy.

Control Enhancements

PS-6(2): Classified Information Requiring Special Protection


(Not part of any baseline)

Verify that access to classified information requiring special protection is granted only to individuals who: Have a valid access authorization that is demonstrated by assigned official government duties; Satisfy associated personnel security criteria; and Have read, understood, and signed a nondisclosure agreement.

PS-6(3): Post-employment Requirements


(Not part of any baseline)

Notify individuals of applicable, legally binding post-employment requirements for protection of organizational information; and Require individuals to sign an acknowledgment of these requirements, if applicable, as part of granting initial access to covered information.