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PIA - Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP)

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The Pre-employment screening program (PSP)was implemented under the authority of Title 49 of the U.S. Code, Section 31150, titled “Safety performance history screening” as added by Section 4117(a) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), Public Law 109-59, August 10, 2005, requires FMCSA to make certain crash and inspection data contained in the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) electronically available to potential employers for the purpose of conducting pre-employment screening.

To comply with the statute, FMCSA established the Pre-Employment Program (PSP) administered by a DOT Service Provider. The PSP provides authorized motor carriers and validated commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers (operator-applicants) rapid, electronic access to driver crash and inspection data for the purposes of conducting pre-employment screening. The program is managed and maintained by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is necessary to provide information regarding the program and the necessity to collect PII.

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