Department of Transportation Testing Violations by USPS Contractor
The APWU strives to ensure USPS compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations as related to our Motor Vehicle Service Division members whose positions require a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). APWU and the USPS have resolved several disputes when the Postal Service was not following DOT CDL testing requirements, which resulted in Step 4 agreements.
A recent dispute was initiated when the APWU became aware that the Postal Service agent Concentra was requiring CDL Employees to sign a medical record release form for random mandatory DOT Drug and Alcohol (D&A) testing. Employees received a prompt that stated: “Your employer requests you register online for faster check-in at your upcoming visit,” followed by “I give Concentra authorization to release to my employer, insurance company, and their representatives… including any medical information, including any psychotherapy notes, psychiatric information, sexually transmitted diseases, alcohol and drug abuse and /or HIV/AIDS status, which is obtained as part of the evaluation and /or treatment for this work-related injury/illness or employment-related examination.”