Independent Security Survey (IIS)

An ISS must be conducted to determine potential threats and risks that exist to that employee and/or their family. MPS Security helps companies be compliant and meet the study requirements.

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What is an Independent Security Survey?

In 1984, the Internal Revenue Code was amended to include the term “fringe benefits” in the definition of gross income where security must be treated as compensation unless there is a specific statutory exclusion that applies to the benefit. This exclusion applies if a “bona fide business-oriented security concern” exists and facts + circumstances establish a basis for concern regarding the safety of an employee. It goes further to state, no bona fide business-oriented security concern will exist unless the employer establishes an “overall security program” and conducts and implements an “independent security study” with respect to the employee involved where security is provided to protect the employee on a 24-hour basis. Reg. § 1.132-5(m)(2)(iv).

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When to Conduct a Independent Security Survey?

An ISS must be conducted to determine potential threats and risks that exist to that employee and/or their family. MPS Security helps companies be compliant and meet the study requirements which are as follows:

A Baseline of Threat.
  • ISS is performed by an independent, third-party security consultant or firm.
  • ISS based on an objective assessment of all facts and circumstances.
  • The employer applies recommendations in the study to the employee on a consistent basis

  • Facility Access Control
  • Cyber Vulnerability Precautions
  • Emergency Notification Systems
  • Evacuation Procedures and
  • Routes of Egress
  • Physical Security Presence
  • Protection Person
  • Intrusion Alert Systems
  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Threat Reporting Protocols
  • Environmental Security Concerns
  • Interior / Exterior Lighting
  • Cyber Vulnerability Precautions
  • Safe-Guarding Sensitive

  • Personal Protection Personnel
  • Security Trained Drivers
  • Client Tracking

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