ORS News2Use

The ORS News2Use newsletter is published quarterly by the Office of Research Services (ORS), providing pertinent information and updates about ORS services to the NIH community.
Fall 2022
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11/22/2022FieldPrint is a remote Crossmatch capability DPSAC uses via a Third party that uses crossmatch fingerprint machines but gives the option for remote locations that may be more accommodating than the NIH offices.
Remote Fingerprinting for Badge AccessNovember 22, 2022Fall 2022
11/22/2022Are you looking for a quicker and easier way to get from the Metro to the middle and west sides of campus? Good news...
Building 10 Express Shuttle Service -- New Stop at Building 29November 22, 2022Fall 2022
11/22/2022With thousands of available training courses for NIH staff, it's likely you've already reached overload capacity on your tolerance for more training.
Radiation Safety Refresher TrainingNovember 22, 2022Fall 2022
11/22/2022As of May 3, 2023, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will no longer accept identification credentials that fail to meet the minimum requirements and issuance standards for federal recognition per the REAL ID Act of 2005.
Changes to Visitor ID PolicyNovember 22, 2022Fall 2022
11/22/2022​Terrance Branch is the Director of the Office of Innovation Information Technology.  He serves as the CIO for both ORS and ORF.
I Am ORS Fall 2022November 22, 2022Fall 2022
11/22/2022The COVID-19 pandemic brought opportunities for the NIH to collaborate and innovate. The pandemic also demanded nimble action throughout, to ensure high level public support of our NIH community.
NIH Vaccination Efforts PublishedNovember 22, 2022Fall 2022
11/22/2022Would you like to learn about everything wellness at NIH in an instant? Join the Wellness@NIH Facebook Group!
Join the Wellness@NIH Facebook GroupNovember 22, 2022Fall 2022
11/22/2022For the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Division of International Services (DIS) hosted its annual DIS Staff Training in person.
Internal Services Resumes In-Person Staff Training with Focus on Customer Service and the "New Normal" of WorkNovember 22, 2022Fall 2022
11/22/2022As we go into the Fall and Winter holiday mailing season, you may notice that the USPS prices seem a bit higher than usual.  This year, from October 3rd through December 31s
USPS Rate Adjustments for the Holiday SeasonNovember 22, 2022Fall 2022
11/22/2022The monthly Mass Transportation Benefit has been increased by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (code 26 CFR 601.602) from a maximum of $280 per month to $300 per month.
Transhare Benefit Increase for 2023November 22, 2022Fall 2022

Metro Update: Fare Modernization and old SmarTrip® Cards
Metro Update: Fare Modernization and old SmarTrip® Cards

Metro is investing in new, faster and more reliable fare payment systems, including new faregates on rail and new fareboxes on Metrobus. As part of this transition, beginning March 1, 2022, SmarTrip® cards purchased before 2012 will no longer work and must be replaced.

On April 27, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security has announced that the REAL ID full enforcement date will be extended by 19 months, from October 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023. This extension is due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the REAL ID Extension.​