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Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP)

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. This statute requires the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to make certain crash and inspection data about commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers, contained in the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS), available electronically to potential employers for conducting pre-employment screening. The PSP provides authorized motor carriers, industry service providers (ISP) and validated CMV drivers 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 FMCSA through its Service Provider. This Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is necessary to provide information regarding the program and the necessity to collect and share PII.

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Last updated: Friday, March 26, 2021