Sandia National Laboratories

Badge Office
Export/Import Control
Facility Clearance
- Flowdown of Requirements
Foreign Nationals
International Travel
FSO Conference
- 2011
- 2012

FSO Responsibilities
KAFB Access
Operations Security (OPSEC)
Official Use Only
Prohibited/Controlled Items
Random Drug Testing
Reporting Requirements
SNL Security Contacts


Clearance Downgrade Request – Downgrading an individual’s clearance from a DOE Q to a DOE L when the duties of the current position require a lower level of access to classified information.

Prior to completing paperwork, please ensure that the SNL Manager or delegate has created an active relationship for the individual requiring a security clearance in Enterprise Person.

Required Forms Authorization Submittal

PERSEC 5633.33 - NNSA Personnel Security Clearance Action Request

On this form select "DOWNGRADE" as the available clearance action

A member of SNL management is required to complete the following:

  • Clearance Justification Narrative to justify the DOE clearance.
  • Supervisor Certification fields

Sandia Personnel Security requires a minimum of 5 working days to process a request.

Sandia / New Mexico Personnel Security Clearance Office
Fax: (505) 844-9739 or

Sandia/California Visitor Control Office
Fax: (925) 294-1330 or

Clearance paperwork becomes Official Use Only (OUO) information when completed. OUO information must be encrypted with Entrust when transmitted over a network (including e-mail). Fax completed clearance paperwork if you do not have Entrust.

How will I know the badge is ready to be picked up?
The Personnel Security Clearance Office will distribute an e-mail notification to the Contractor, Facility Security Officer and Sandia Manager when the L cleared Local Site Specific Only badge is ready for pick up at the Personnel Security Badge Office.

If the new L cleared badge has not been picked up within 2 working days, the Personnel Security Clearance Office will deactivate the individuals Q cleared badge. Deactivated badges must be returned immediately to the Personnel Security Badge Office.

Additional Information:

Sandia/New Mexico - Personnel Security Office

Location: Innovation Parkway Office Center (IPOC) Map
Customer Service Hours: Mon-Fri 7:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Information Line: 1-505-845-1321
Fax: (505) 844-9739
E-Mail Address:
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5800, MS-1475, Albuquerque, NM 87185-1475

Sandia/California - Security Operations Visitor Control Office

Location: Livermore, California
Customer Service Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Information Line: (925) 294-2061
Fax: (925) 294-1330
E-Mail Address:
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 969, MS-9113, Livermore, CA 94551-9113