A Special department of NSU has been functioning since 1973 as an independent structural unit. The department is charged with the following issues:
- to carry out secret clerical work
- to prepare action plan on protection of privacy
- to control the protection of state and office secrets at structural units of NSU
- to ensure reliable storage of confidential documents and their registration
- to organize military registration of students (military servants and conscript soldiers) who work and study
- to organize the reservation of military officials during mobilization and war
The head of the department is Ali Safarali oghlu Tahirov, PhD on biology.