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Background Check
« on: Jul 17, 2011, 11:18 »
I am getting ready for a background check and was wondering how the check is performed.

I have a couple misdemeanors that are over 10 years old and I filed bankruptcy in 2007.

I have a lot of jobs on my employment history since I worked construction. Most of them less than 3 months.

As far as the drug test I am clean but was wondering do they do that at the plant or is it done down at a clinic and is it observed?

Thanks for any advice.


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Re: Background Check
« Reply #1 on: Jul 17, 2011, 03:15 »
I'm sure it varies by location.  When I've had to give the urine sample I've had to empty my pockets into a locker and then give the sample.  Nobody looking over my shoulder, just go into a restroom dedicated for the purpose.
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Re: Background Check
« Reply #2 on: Oct 01, 2012, 06:29 »
After working and holding a ACAD at another site for the past 12 years I am moving to a ENTERGY site. How far back do they go for an ACAD check. I need to know so I can try and remeber all that stuff. My ACAD will only be turned off inbetween for about a week.


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Re: Background Check
« Reply #3 on: Oct 01, 2012, 07:46 »
Typically your background check goes back until the last time you held unescorted access. I believe (not totally sure) that if you had some issue that caused you to have your access revoked, such as criminal charges, then the background goes back to age 18.

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Re: Background Check
« Reply #4 on: Oct 01, 2012, 10:11 »
no only a couple of photo radar tickets I hold unescorted access now and I thought that was the deal sure saves on alot of remembering


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Re: Background Check
« Reply #5 on: Nov 12, 2012, 05:06 »
I am getting ready for a background check and was wondering how the check is performed.

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Re: Background Check
« Reply #6 on: Nov 12, 2012, 05:36 »
I am getting ready for a background check and was wondering how the check is performed.

I googled "NRC Background Check". This was the first result:

The requirements for an Access Authorization (AA) program apply to each nuclear power plant licensee under 10 CFR Part 50, including their contractors, subcontractors and vendors who provide services to the licensee.

An AA program must be implemented in accordance with an approved NRC security plan, and requirements from 10 CFR Part 73 (Physical Protection Requirements), NRC Security Order EA-02-261 (Compensatory Measures for Access Authorization), and 10 CFR Part 26 (Fitness for Duty). These rules require the licensee to perform the following reviews and screenings of each person granted unescorted acces to an NRC-licensed facility.

•Employment history review (including all periods of unemployment)
•Military history review
•Criminal history review
•Credit history review
•Education history review
•Interviews with provided references
•Initial drug and alcohol screening
•Initial psychological screening

The rules also require that each person granted unescorted access be observed by a supervisor trained to detect, at a minimum, changes in behavior that could indicate degraded or impaired performance.

Initial follow-up and random drug testing of personnel are a major component of NRC’s program to ensure the trustworthiness and reliability of licensee personnel with unescorted access to the protected areas (PAs) and vital areas (VAs) in a nuclear power plant.

In adition to the FAQ I posted above, here is a link to the 10 CFR 73.56 Personnel access authorization requirements for nuclear power plants."
« Last Edit: Nov 12, 2012, 05:41 by Rennhack »


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