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The goal of the Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace program is to maintain public safety and to achieve a workplace that is drug and alcohol-free as intended by Executive Order 12564. The program is designed to improve the safety and security of the agency, its employees and the general public. Scientific and technical procedures are defined by the Department of Health and Human Services Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs and the DHS Drug-free Workplace Plan. Alcohol testing will continue to be conducted under the policy and guidance of DOT Order 3910.1D.
Who Is Subject to Testing?
Regulations require a Federal employee who works in a safety-sensitive position to be subject to drug, and in some cases, alcohol testing. This type of position is referred to as Testing Designated Position (TDP). Additionally, any position that is occupied by an individual requiring a Secret, Top Secret or higher security clearance is a TDP for drug testing only. A position requiring a Commercial Driver's License is designated for drugs and alcohol testing. A list of covered positions can be found at in the Appendix of COMDTINST 12792.4 at the link under References.
Types of Testing