Transportation Worker Identification Credential. TWIC. Rolling it out to your employees. What is TWIC?. What PVA members think it is… Totally Worst Idea Created Train Wreck is coming!. Brief Overview. Transportation Security Administration and U.S. Coast Guard initiative.
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Rolling it out to your employees
What PVA members think it is…
An estimated 750,000 to 1,500,000 individuals will require TWICs.
Five steps to enrollment
Minimum password length is eight characters.
Passwords must contain at least one of each of the following: one alphabetic uppercase, one alphabetic lowercase, one numeric, and one special character.
Passwords shall not contain any two identical consecutive characters (example: 22apples, 14588904).
Passwords may contain no more than two identical consecutive characters in any position from the previous password.
Passwords shall not contain any dictionary word.
Passwords shall not contain any proper noun or the name of any person, pet, child, or fictional character.
Passwords shall not contain any employee serial number, Social Security number, birth date, phone number, or any information that could be readily guessed about the creator of the password.
Passwords shall not contain any simple pattern of letters or numbers, such as “qwerty” or “xyz123”.
Passwords shall not be any word, noun, or name spelled backwards or appended with a single digit or with a two-digit “year” string, such as 98xyz123.
Pass phrases, if used in addition to or instead of passwords, should follow these same guidelines.
Passwords shall not be the same as the User ID.
Password length will be selected to provide a level of protection commensurate to the value or sensitivity of the resources or data it protects, but not less than eight characters.
or all port workers.
Nothing happens until the fees are paid in full!
Other information that can be provided but is not required, may speed the process up:
SSN and US Passport number
until it is activated
Designed to allow employers to put employees to work while waiting for a TWIC
Employees can work for 30 days while waiting, with a possible 30 day extension
at your facilities of TWIC
representation of secure/restricted areas
with mobile readers
All ASP users will receive a new acknowledgement letter in November.
MTSA requires owners & operators participating in an ASP to have a signed letter stating which ASP the vessel is using and certifying that the vessel is in full compliance with that program. That letter is sent to us and we issue an acknowledgment letter. The expiration date of that acknowledgment letter has always been the expiration date of the ASP; however, we intend to issue new letters that do not expire unless the ASP becomes disapproved or invalid.From now on, all ASP acknowledgement letters issued by the MSC will have this new expiration verbiage. This expiration change is intended to decrease the administrative burden on PVA members and improve the efficiency of the ASP.
Questions that don’t have answers yet….
When will there be readers?
When will my enrollment center open?
Will I have to have one?
Why are we doing this?