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Some of us have to see the psych every time, and it isn't anything major.
Thanks for the quick responses fellas, just has me a little worried after getting through what seems like a mountain of training and tests to think about getting booted in the end. What I found strange was the fact that I have clearance to start at 7 am and dont see the shrink until 10 - I guess if they thought I was nuts, they wouldn't let me through the gate! I have a lot to learn about this field after spending the last 25 yrs. as a tool and diemaker. Just wanted to change into a more stable job market - seems like my trade has and is leaving the good ol US.
I've been an AA/FFD Coordinator and a proctor for the MMPI...I get selected for Clinical Interview EVERY time...don't sweat it; just be honest.
I thought I read somewhere that this test isn't even recognized by professionals anymore as useful or accurate, but that utilities just cling to it because you know, they don't change.
What is this "every time" BS?Professional travelers in the commercial nuclear power business rarely take the MMPI prior to being granted unescorted access to the PA for outage support. I have been a traveler for 30 years and have taken the MMPI perhaps 5 or 6 times, the latest being in '96 at TMI (and yes, I did get to talk with the shrink). That was 15 years ago. In those 15 years I have worked at maybe 18 power houses and was granted UA at each one without taking any version of the MMPI.Anyone that implies that they take the nut test every time they apply for UA at a commercial nuclear power house is either exaggerating or hits the road once every 20 years.
Perhaps he meant that he has seen a shrink every time he has taken the MMPI, not that he takes the MMPI every time he applies for UA.
If you go over a year without having access you have to take the MMPI when you try to gain access again.
Can you cite a standard or regulation that requires this? Also, please cite the standard or regulation that requires all I&C Techs (contractors included) to undergo a psychological interview prior to being granted UA.
I don't have my procedures in front of me but just going off the NRC website real quick I found what the procedure basically says. Now this doesn't have the I&C info you were looking for but that is somewhere else from what I remember. It doesn't necessarily say I&C tech from what I can remember either it is more vague and says anyone in a critical group/position. I will try to find it when I have it in front of me. I will post the link to the page from NRC site and you can try to find it. It actually is a great page with a lot of good info with many of the questions asked here on a normal basis. (e) Psychological assessment. In order to assist in determining an individual’s trustworthiness and reliability, licensees, applicants, contractors or vendors shall ensure that a psychological assessment has been completed before the individual is granted unescorted access or certified unescorted access authorization. Individuals who are applying for initial unescorted access or unescorted access authorization, or who have not maintained unescorted access or unescorted access authorization for greater than 365 days, shall be subject to a psychological assessment. The psychological assessment must be designed to evaluate the possible adverse impact of any noted psychological characteristics on the individual’s trustworthiness and reliability.http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/cfr/part073/part073-0056.html
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