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Workshop to Discuss Criminal Background Checks for Transportation Network Company Drivers

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We are holding a workshop to discuss criminal background checks for Transportation Network Company (TNC) drivers as part of our ongoing TNC proceeding (R.12-12-011). 

When: Friday, February 17, 2017, 10 a.m.-12:45 p.

Where: CPUC Golden Gate Room, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco; also available via call-in number at 866-687-1953, passcode 7032187*

Why: To examine the current background check processes utilized by TNCs and the California Department of Justice, and discuss real-world safety and social justice implications.  CPUC staff will issue a workshop report within 45 days of the workshop for public comments.




10-10:15 a.m.                            Welcome and Background – Valerie Beck, CPUC
                                               Opening Remarks by Commissioner Liane M. Randolph
                                               Opening Remarks by Administrative Law Judge Robert Mason


10:15-11:15 a.m.                        Panel: Current Criminal Background Check Processes
                                               Moderator:  Valerie Beck
                                                ● Rasier-CA, LLC – Dorothy Chou, Head of Safety and Consumer                                                   Protection, Public Policy
                                                ● Lyft - Joseph Okpaku, VP of Government Relations      
                                                ● CA Dept. of Justice - Christina Rogers, Assistant Bureau Chief

11:15-11:45 a.m.                       Questions to Panel*
                                               Moderators: Brian Kahrs and Brewster Fong

11:45 a.m.-noon                         Break

Noon-12:30 p.m.                        Roundtable Discussion – 2 minutes per speaker.                                                Moderator:  Brian Kahrs

12:30-12:45 p.m.                      Wrap-up                                                                                                                            Moderator:  Valerie Beck                       

* Phone participants may email questions for the morning panel to Brewster.Fong@cpuc.ca.gov.


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