9.2 DCC Administrative Suspension Procedures

9.2.1  The ACD must carry out the following administrative procedures after a failure of a DCC by:

  1. notifying the manager of dispatch and/or Operations Manager of failed items and recommendations as to corrective action;

  2. ensuring that grades and evaluation of the failed competency check are recorded in the individual's training and competency check records. A DCC report shall be completed for each competency check, including any terminated during shift, or before all exercises were completed. The candidate is to be provided with a copy of the report;

  3. immediately notifying the Transport Canada Principal Operations Inspector (POI), the person with the appropriate delegated authority under the Director, National Operations or under the Regional Director, Civil Aviation, that the dispatcher has not met the standards for a DCC If unable to reach any of these TC officials via telephone, a voice message, an email or a facsimile is considered to be an acceptable means of notification. A copy of the DCC report will be sent to Transport Canada for references purposes.

9.2.2  A Transport Canada Inspector must carry out the following administrative procedures after failure of a DCC:

  1. notifying the manager of Dispatch and/or Operations Manager of failed items and recommendations as to corrective action;

  2. ensuring that grades and evaluation of the failed competency check are recorded in the individual's training and competency check records. A DCC report shall be completed for each competency check, including any terminated during shift, or before all exercises were completed. The candidate is to be provided with a copy of the report.

9.2.3  Following a DCC failure, a Transport Canada Inspector must issue a Notice of Suspension (form 26-0363) pursuant to subsection 7.1(1) of the Aeronautics Act and include the following information:

  1. name of candidate with address (same as on the certificate);

  2. candidate’s 5802 file number;

  3. date of competency check when it occurred;

  4. specify that the candidate no longer meets the required standards for a DCC and the reasons why;

  5. indicate that the candidate’s certificate is hereby suspended;

  6. specify conditions of re-instatement (i.e. conduct of a satisfactory DCC);

  7. where the form requests an address to which the suspended document is to be returned to, indicate “not applicable”;

  8. specify the date (30 calendar days from the date of the issuance of the suspension) when the candidate’s request for a review by the Tribunal must be received. The candidate should be verbally briefed on his right for a hearing at the Tribunal; and

  9. sign and date the document.

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