5 Suitability

5 Suitability

51 Employment Eligibility and Suitability

511 Policy and Applicability

511.1 Policy

511.2 Applicability of These Instructions

512 Screening Process Philosophy

512.1 Personal Qualifications

512.2 Sequence of Screening Activities

POST-OFFER CHECKLIST

513 Eligibility Requirements

513.1 Application Review

513.2 Minimum and Maximum Age Requirements

513.3 Relatives

513.4 Citizenship Policy

514 Application for Employment

514.1 Evaluating Employment History

514.2 Assessing Military Service History

514.3 Assessing Criminal Conviction History

515 Selective Service System Registration Requirement

515.1 Definitions

515.2 Eligibility Requirements

515.3 Determination of Eligibility

515.4 Processing of Applicants under Age 18

515.5 Unregistered Applicants on Terminal or Transitional Leave during Full-Time Active Duty in the Armed Forces

515.6 Verification of Selective Service Registration Status

515.7 Objections-to-Eligibles Procedures Not Applicable

516 Driving History

516.1 Policy

516.2 Form 2480, Driving Record — For Positions That Require Driving

516.3 Driving Abstracts

516.4 Table of Disqualifications

516.5 Ineligibility Factors

517 Qualifying Tests

517.1 General

517.2 Computerized Keyboard Tests

517.3 Automotive Mechanic Bench Test

517.4 Qualification Review — Candidate Supplemental Application

517.5 Driver’s License Review

518 Illegal Drug Use and Drug Screening

518.1 Policy

518.2 Pre-Employment Drug Test

518.3 Rescheduling a Pre-Employment Drug Test

518.4 Ineligible Applicants

518.5 Applicants for Commercial Driving Positions

52 Determining Eligibility and Suitability

521 Suitability Determination With Information Not From Application

522 Deciding Eligibility and Suitability

523 Negative Eligibility or Suitability Decision

524 Applicant Request for Reconsideration

525 Applicant Request for Reactivation

526 Reversing Unfavorable Suitability Decision

527 Certifying the Suitability Decision

53 Other Suitability Issues

531 Questionable Suitability Cases

532 Other Suitability Questions

54 Preemployment Interview

541 General

542 Selection, Training, and Preparation of Interviewers

543 Conducting the Interview

544 Assessing English Competence

545 Selection and Extension of Job Offer

546 Right to Review for CPS Veterans

55 Eligibility to Work in the Postal Service

551 Determining Eligibility at the Screening Stage

552 Determining Eligibility After a Job Offer

552.1 Completing OMB Form I–9

552.2 Reviewing Evidence to Determine U.S. Citizen, Lawful Permanent Resident Alien, or Citizen of Territory Status

56 New Hire Investigations

561 General

562 National Agency Check With Inquiries

563 Special Agency Check With Inquiries

564 Investigation Results

57 Medical Suitability

571 Policy

572 Purpose

573 Process Overview

573.1 When to Initiate

573.2 Required Documents

573.3 Obtaining Medical Records

574 Appointment and Placement Decisions

574.1 Consideration of Limitations

574.2 Notification of Medical Suitability Decision

574.3 Nonveterans and Veterans With Less Than 30 Percent Disability

574.4 Veterans with 30 Percent or More Disability

575 Disposition of Records

576 Self-Identification of a Physical or Mental Disability

58 Post Hire Suitability

581 Appointment Affidavit

581.1 Completing Form 61

581.2 Administering the Oath of Office

582 Review of Official Personnel Folders

583 Security Investigations

583.1 Nonsensitive Positions

583.2 Inspection Service Screening Process

583.3 Sensitive Positions

584 Employee Evaluation

584.1 Significance of Probationary Period

584.2 Outlining Expectations

584.3 Length of Probationary Periods

584.4 Counting Probationary Service

584.5 Bargaining Employees

584.6 Nonbargaining Employees

585 Disposition of Documents

59 Processing of Reappointments