THE RAILROAD CONTRACTOR SCREENING PROGRAM
The Railroad Contractor Screening Program on the e-RAILSAFE system is designed to serve Class 1 Railroads with operations in the United States.
Seven railroads currently participate in the program including: BNSF, Canadian Pacific, Canadian National, Conrail, CSX, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific.
The program allows each railroad to monitor and maintain a history of anyone that has had or currently maintains access to their property. The level of screening accomplished will ensure all contract personnel have undergone testing, a background investigation, and received a proper identification badge.
Program Criteria for Denial of Access to RR Properties
- Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor offense in the last 7 years
- Release from a penal institution/probation/parole in the last 5 years
- Active misdemeanor and felony warrants
- Any pending felony charge
- Social Security fraud alerts
- A history of crimes of concern
- Out of service area
- Permanent Disqualifier
- Background Check canceled by Contractor
Contractor employees that are denied access through one of the above listed items are notified in writing. The Employer of the denied employee is also notified.
Employees may appeal a denial decision through the e-RAILSAFE System.
Details for this procedure can be found here.
PLEASE NOTE: ORGANIZATIONS THAT MAINTAIN COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS ON THE E-RAILSAFE SYSTEM ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR DEVELOPING THE PROGRAM/SCREENING CRITERIA BY WHICH APPROVALS AND DENIALS OF PROPERTY ACCESS AND CREDENTIALING ARE ISSUED.
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ORGANIZATIONS THAT MAINTAIN COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS ON THE E-RAILSAFE SYSTEM ALSO HAVE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR RESOLVING ANY APPEAL TO THEIR DENIAL DECISIONS AND E-VERIFILE.COM EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SAME.