11.08.04.03

.03 Suspension of Safety-Sensitive Certification.

A. An employee may have his or her safety-sensitive certification suspended by the SSOA in accordance with to the following standards:

(1) In the case of a single incident (as defined in 49 CFR §674.7) that is deemed to be a safety violation, the employee may have his or her safety-sensitive certification suspended for up to 1 month.

(2) In the case of two separate incidents that occurred within 24 months of each other, the employee may have his or her safety-sensitive certification suspended for up to 6 months.

(3) In the case of three separate incidents that occurred within 36 months of each other, the employee may have his or her safety-sensitive certification suspended for up to 1 year.

(4) In the case of four separate incidents that occurred within 36 months of each other, the employee may have his or her safety-sensitive certification suspended indefinitely.

(5) If a safety violation is egregious or results in bodily injury or death, the suspension period may be raised to a higher level.

(6) If an employee is not on full duty at the time a suspension is to be issued, the suspension period will commence the first day the employee would otherwise return to full duty.

B. The actions described in this section do not replace or otherwise affect any disciplinary action that may be taken against an employee by the RTA about a safety violation.