††††† 601 KAR 15:020. Employment requirements for safety-sensitive employees of the Department of Vehicle Regulation.
††††† RELATES TO: KRS Chapter 18A, 189.227, 281.765
††††† STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 13A.100(5), Chapter 18A, 189.227
††††† NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: Officers of the Transportation Cabinet, Department of Vehicle Regulation, Division of Vehicle Enforcement are commissioned pursuant to KRS 281.765. Weighmasters (inspectors) are employed by the Transportation Cabinet pursuant to KRS 189.227. Dispatchers are employed pursuant to the cabinetís appointing authority as set forth in KRS Chapter 18A. Pursuant to the authority to hire these safety-sensitive personnel and KRS 13A.100, the Transportation Cabinet has authority to determine conditions of employment, fitness for duty requirements, and disciplinary procedures. This administrative regulation incorporates a drug and alcohol policy for safety-sensitive employees of the Department of Vehicle Regulation.
††††† Section 1. Definitions. (1) "Employee" means a person employed by the Transportation Cabinet in a safety-sensitive position as defined in subsection (2) of this section including officers commissioned pursuant to KRS 281.765, inspectors employed pursuant to KRS 189.227, and dispatchers employed pursuant to KRS Chapter 18A.
††††† (2) "Safety-sensitive position" means a position within the Division of Vehicle Enforcement requiring the performance of duties which could endanger the safety of fellow employees or the general public if prohibited drug or alcohol usage were present.
††††† Section 2. All employees of the Division of Vehicle Enforcement who hold a safety-sensitive position shall be subject to the drug and alcohol policy set forth in the Drug and Alcohol Policy for Safety Sensitive Employees.
††††† Section 3. Any testing requirements resulting from the Drug and Alcohol Policy for Safety Sensitive Employees is separate from and in addition to testing requirements for holders of commercial driver's license pursuant to Transportation Cabinet policy and federal law.
††††† Section 4. Incorporation by Reference. (1) Drug and Alcohol Policy for Safety Sensitive Employees, October 2001 is incorporated by reference.
††††† (2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Division of Vehicle Enforcement, State Office Building, 8th Floor, 501 High Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40622, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (28 Ky.R. 1274; Am. 1631; eff. 1-14-2002.)