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Welcome to Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP)

Onboarding for DCPP hires, temps and contractors

DCPP onboarding overview


Welcome new hires, temporary employees and contractors! Congratulations. Here's what to expect when you begin work at DCPP.


All PG&E employees, contract employees or prospective employees must be dressed and ready for work inside the power plant. You may be required to enter the plant for work, a tour or medical exams as soon as you arrive on your first day.


Wear proper attire


Wear durable shoes or boots. Do not wear athletic, running, tennis, open-toed, open-backed, high heel shoes or sandals.


Wear long pants made from cotton or other non-flammable material.


Wear a shirt with sleeves made from cotton or other non-flammable material (no nylon or polyester).


Bring a valid ID


When reporting to the site and during training, you must bring a Social security card and a valid picture ID issued by a government agency such as a:

  • Driver's license
  • Military ID
  • Passport


Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ)


The Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) must be completed by all employees at least 10 days prior to arrival.

  • Prior to your start date at DCPP, you will receive two emails (roughly 14 days before your arrival)
    • One email will have a subject line of EPHQ Ready for (name). This email contains the link for your ePHQ.
    • Another email will have a subject line of: PHQ Security ID for (name).
  • The ePHQ you will be sent is based on your last favorable termination date in PADS, the Personnel Access Data System.
    • Are you coming from a non-PADS member site (Nextera and Entergy sites)? Your ePHQ needs to be completed based on the data that is currently in PADS.
  • Are you current in PADS and expected to have your UAA/UA terminated for your assignment at DCPP? Complete the R30 ePHQ.

For questions regarding the ePHQ please call 1-805-545-2692.


Outage employees


Outage employees will be provided a temporary vehicle pass for access through Avila Gate on the first day onsite. If you don’t have a valid driver's license, you are NOT permitted to drive onsite or any road that requires a valid driver's license. This pass is only valid for your first day on site.


To obtain a vehicle pass for the duration of the outage, DCPP staff will need to validate the license plate information you provide on the Vehicle Information Form (PDF). We recommend you bring a copy of your vehicle registration form your first day onsite.


More onboarding information and forms


Reference information (PDF)

DCPP site map (PDF)

Vehicle Information Form (PDF)

Local hotels, driving directions and maps packet (PDF)


Training materials


NANTeL study guides for web-based training (PDF)

NANTeL Student Access Job Aid (PDF

NANTel website