Verifying Your Employment
(From the NSA Handbook)
On occasion, personnel must provide information concerning their employment to
credit institutions in connection with various types of applications for credit.
In such situations you may state, if you are a civilian employee, that you are
employed by NSA and indicate your pay grade or salary. Once again, generalize
your job title. If any further information is desired by persons or firms with
whom you may be dealing, instruct them to request such information by
correspondence addressed to: Director of Civilian Personnel, National Security
Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland 20755-6000. Military personnel should
use their support group designator and address when indicating their current
If you contemplate leaving NSA for employment elsewhere, you may be required to
submit a resume/job application, or to participate in extensive employment
interviews. In such circumstances, you should have your resume reviewed by the
Classification Advisory Officer (CAO) assigned to your organization. Your CAO
will ensure that any classified operational details of your duties have been
excluded and will provide you with an unclassified job description. Should you
leave the Agency before preparing such a resume, you may develop one and send it
by registered mail to the NSA/CSS Information Policy Division (Q43) for review.
Remember, your obligation to protect sensitive Agency information extends
beyond your employment at NSA.