Q18V-4Q-C 20375622/HQTV20200376

The issue presented by the APWU is whether it was a violation of Articles 1, 5 and 19 of the National Agreement, when the Postal Service required Motor Vehicle employees to sign a consent form titled, "Consent for Limited Queries of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse" which contained provisions unilaterally determined by the Postal Service. The parties agree that any future changes to the above consent which directly relate to wages, hours or working conditions is a subject of bargaining and will be done in accordance with Article 19 of the National Agreement. The parties further agree and acknowledge the Postal Service commitment to follow Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Department of Transportation regulations for Commercial Driver License, and that no Postal Service policy will violate the Step 4 settlement in Case No. Q15V-4Q-C18046276/HQTV20170529.

FMCSA , Federal Motor Carrier Safety Agreement , Drug and Alcohol , MVS , TTO , MVO , Drivers License , DOT Clearinghouse

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The issue presented by the APWU is whether it was a violation of Articles 1, 5 and 19 of the National Agreement, when the Postal Service required Motor Vehicle employees to sign a consent form titled, "Consent for Limited Queries of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse" which contained provisions unilaterally determined by the Postal Service. 

The parties agree that any future changes to the above consent which directly relate to wages, hours or working conditions is a subject of bargaining and will be done in accordance with Article 19 of the National Agreement. 
The parties further agree and acknowledge the Postal Service commitment to follow Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Department of Transportation regulations for Commercial Driver License, and that no Postal Service policy will violate the Step 4 settlement in Case No. Q15V-4Q-C18046276/HQTV20170529. 

Document Type:  Step 4 Agreement

APWU National Grievance Number:  HQTV20200376

GATS Number:  20375622

Craft:  Motor Vehicle Service

Tags: FMCSA , Federal Motor Carrier Safety Agreement , Drug and Alcohol , MVS , TTO , MVO , Drivers License , DOT Clearinghouse

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