- Drug-Free Workplace Advisor
Please note: The Department of Labor ended the drug-free workplace program in 2010. Accordingly, it does not currently administer a “Workplace drug testing” advisory web page and is not responsible for the content of the linked sites.
Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988
Requirements for Organizations
All organizations covered by the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 are required to provide a drug-free workplace by taking the following steps:
- Publish and give a policy statement
to all covered employees informing them that the unlawful
manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or
use of a controlled substance is prohibited in the
covered workplace and specifying the actions that will be
taken against employees who violate the policy.
- Establish a drug-free awareness
program to make employees aware of a) the dangers of
drug abuse in the workplace; b) the policy of maintaining
a drug-free workplace; c) any available drug counseling,
rehabilitation, and employee assistance programs; and d)
the penalties that may be imposed upon employees for drug
- Notify employees that as a
condition of employment on a Federal contract or grant,
the employee must a) abide by the terms of the policy
statement; and b) notify the employer, within five
calendar days, if he or she is convicted of a criminal
drug violation in the workplace.
- Notify the contracting or granting agency
within 10 days after receiving notice that a covered
employee has been convicted of a criminal drug violation
in the workplace.
- Impose a penalty onor
require satisfactory participation in a drug abuse
assistance or rehabilitation program byany employee
who is convicted of a reportable workplace drug
- Make an ongoing, good faith effort to maintain a drug-free workplace by meeting the requirements of the Act.
Note: A contractor or grantee who fails to comply with these requirements is subject to certain penalties.