Authorized Signer Information
Being an Authorized Signer is a privilege that comes with responsibility. Authorized Signers are responsible for all badges and persons sponsored or escorted by them or their company/agency.
The primary role of an Authorized Signer is to understand and enforce the Oakland Airport Rules and Regulations, and ensure that their sponsored badge holders also understands and comply. Authorized Signer are the primary contact for all badging related activities. To ensure a smooth and efficient badging experience, Authorized Signers should comply with the following requirements, prior to sending applicant to the badging office. Failure to do so could result in badging delays. Repeated failures could result in the loss of Authorized Signer authority.
Please note that changes to the badge application are not permitted, once the application is signed by the Authorized Signer. The ID Badging Office will not permit changes to be made at the time the applicant arrives in the office. Persons with incomplete applications will not be permitted to fingerprint or take required training courses, and will not be issued a badge.
When sending applicant to the OAK ID Badging Office, please ensure the following is true:
- Applicant(s) have complete and correct application(s).
- Applicant(s) have appropriate identification to enable ID Badging Office Personnel to issue badges. This means having two forms of ID with identical spelling of names and name placement. All identification documents must be unexpired, to be valid. For a list of acceptable documents please review the OAK I-9 form.
- Correctly request and identify appropriate levels of clearance and any endorsements, where required on the application(s). For example, ramp driving privileges will not be extended to an applicant unless the application correctly requests that privilege.
- Maintain our own records of individuals who have received a badge sponsored by your company or agency. The ID Badging Office may audit these records at any time.
- Immediately report lost or stolen badges and keys to Airport Operations at (510) 563-3361.
- Immediately return badges to the OAK ID Badging Office, for individuals who no longer require airport access. This can be done by physically dropping it off to the badging office, dropping it off in the badge return mailbox near the computer training room, or mailing it to the address located on the back of the badge.
To ensure all badge holders are up to date with current airport security and badging rules and regulations, please review the following material consisting of new, revised and reminder information.
- Badging fees (Effective January 1, 2018):
- Unreturned Badge Fee: $500
(If your badge is expired or no longer needed, it MUST be returned immediately to the ID Badging Office. This fee will be assessed within 15 calendar days for each expired or unreturned badge).
- Failure to Report a Lost/Stolen Badge: $150
- Badge Replacement fees:
- 1st Replacement: $100
- 2nd Replacement: $150
- 3rd + Replacement: $200
- Unreturned Badge Fee: $500
- OAK is now employing the FBI’s RAPBACK Program. This program is a criminal history pull system that notifies the Airport in real-time of any changes to an active badge holder’s criminal history. All eligible OAK ID badge holders will be enrolled in the program.
Once enrolled in RAPBACK, badge holders renewing their badge will no longer need to submit finger prints and pay the $50 finger print fee. Allowing a badge to expire may result in having to submit new finger prints and paying all associated fees (ie: start the badging process over). Please contact the ID Badging Office if you have questions about RAPBACK enrollment.
Please note, badge holders are still required to immediately return expired badges to the ID Badging Office. If not returned, the $500 unreturned badge fee will be assessed within 15 calendar days.
- All persons and objects are subject to a security screening prior to and/or after entering the Sterile Area, Secured Area, or SIDA.
- When Working at South Field, employees are allowed to bring 2 personal bags (no larger than 8”x12”x21” or 2,016 cubic inches). Medically necessary items and items for official business purpose are excluded from this limitation.
- The OAK ID Badging Office is only accepting the most current version of the Identification Badge Application, dated December 2018.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This checklist is intended to remind badge applicants of often overlooked steps in the badging process. In most cases, adherence to these steps will ensure efficient delivery of services provided by the ID Badging Office.