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Skidmore College Employee Handbook for Staff

Motor Vehicle Policy

In accordance with the Skidmore College Motor Vehicle policy, any full time, part time or temporary employees, including students, may become authorized to drive College owned, leased or rented vehicles when engaged in officially authorized College business.

Authorization requires the applicant be at least eighteen (18) years of age and have a valid US driver's license (or an International Driving Permit (IDP) issued by either the American Automobile Association (AAA) or American Automobile Touring Alliances National Automobile Club), and meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) standards section of the policy.  Once approved, all drivers shall have a periodic review of their MVR, or be enrolled in the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles License Event Notification Service (LENS) - which automatically alerts the College if an enrolled person receives any license activity (accidents, convictions, expirations, suspensions, etc.).

Applicants, designated to drive by their department, must complete the required paperwork and any applicable training, and forward paperwork and a copy of their license to the Risk Management office for approval. The College reserves the right to deny or revoke driving privileges at any time in accordance with the policy.

Certain employees/students may need to drive their own vehicles while conducting College business. Should this be the case, it is required that the owner of the vehicle carry at least the minimum automobile liability limits required by state law. The owner’s automobile liability coverage shall be the primary insurance coverage. Skidmore College will reimburse mileage in accordance with applicable Federal Mileage Rate.

The Motor Vehicle policy can be found online.


If you have questions or require additional information with respect to any Handbook content, please contact Human Resources (extension 5800).

Section 6 - Updated August 2015