xTrain’s Statement of Appointment PDF Form Will No Longer Display PII Information

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The xTrain module will no longer display certain information in the Statement of Appointment PDF form (PHS 2271), in order to protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII).  This change will be effective today, Thursday, May 18, following eRA’s software release.


The following information will not be displayed:

  • Date of Birth
  • Last four digits of Social Security numbers
  • Gender
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Disability
  • Disadvantaged Background


A box has been added next to each of these fields in the PDF of the form, which will be checked if the appointees have completed these fields in their eRA Commons Personal Profile.  If they did not provide this information in their profile, these boxes will be left blank.