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Badging Office continues to make changes to increase efficiency

The Badging Office continues to make significant changes to streamline the badging process, allowing the office to process a higher volume of badging applications and shorten lead times for appointments.

The newest changes are having SIDA classes completed through the Learning Management System (LMS) instead of through an instructor or video led class, rolling out a new authorized signer portal, having no-appointment badge pick-up hours and transitioning select six-month badged employees to one-year badges.

Offering SIDA classes through the LMS allows applicants to come in for computer-based training any time between 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., instead of having to come in at a set class time for instructor-led training. This gives applicants more options so that it’s easier to fit the course into their schedules.

The new authorized signer portal allows signers to check on employees’ statuses in the badging process. This helps eliminate phone calls and emails to the office, which gives badging staff more time to process applications and issue badges. This is being rolled out in phases, so if you haven’t received a notification about this yet, keep an eye on your email for an invitation.

Walk-in badge pick-up times are now offered from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday in the sixth floor Learn Center.  

Continuously badged employees who currently receive six-month badges will now be eligible to receive a one-year badge after a full year of continuous employment. This will reduce the amount of appointments necessary to keep all MSP employees badged, and will allow for more scheduling capacity.  Not maintaining an active badge or failure to comply with badge audits and other regulatory compliance requirements may result in a company and/or employee to be ineligible for one-year badges.

In addition to these recent changes, over the past year, the office has made many other improvements to increase its efficiency, such as adding finger printing equipment to each work station, adding additional work stations, enrolling in a RapBack which allows employees to only be fingerprinted once during their tenure at MSP, adding a staffed front desk to the office and increasing staffing to accommodate the office’s new improved capacity.

As MSP’s badging needs change and evolve, the badging office will continually evaluate its processes and look for additional opportunities to further increase efficiencies in the future.