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The documentation on this page covers setting up PCC Directory accounts (after being approved to join the PCC), logging in to the system, reporting statistics, and voting in PCC elections.


Once you have activated your account, use this URL to login to the PCC Directory:


  • Passwords must be at least 16 characters in length.
  • Passwords expire every 180 days. One week prior to password expiration, the system will email you a link to change your password. If you allow your password to expire, you will not be able to login. If this happens, please contact us at [email protected] so we can reset your password.
  • If your password has not yet expired, you can use the "Forgot Password?" link on the login page to get a new password.
  • Accounts are automatically locked if not logged into for 1 year. Resetting passwords when notified by an email prior to password expiration, and logging into the account with the new password, will avoid accounts getting locked because of inactivity.


Use these guidelines for setting up profiles and understanding how profiles are configured in the PCC Directory:


Since FY 2019, the PCC Directory has been used by PCC members for recording and running reports on PCC statistics. Please report BIBCO, CONSER, NACO, and SACO statistics at minimum twice a year. Members may optionally enter statistics more frequently than twice a year (e.g., on a monthly or quarterly basis), if preferred.

Deadlines: April 15th (for entering October to March statistics) and October 15th (for entering April to September statistics). NOTE: If you are unable to report your institution's PCC statistics because of the disruptions to everyday workflows caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, you may report them at a later date.


Since FY 2019, the PCC Directory has been used for electing at-large representatives to the PCC Policy Committee (PoCo).

Last update: October 18, 2022