Civilian Drug Testing

There are over 150,000 Test Designated Positions (TDPs) within DoD that have been approved by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for random drug testing. DoD components will conduct random tests of civilians in TDPs in a number that equals 100 percent of the full-time equivalents in the random testing pool over a 2 year period. This means an annual 50% testing rate. DoD Components shall submit requests for changes in certified/compliant plans and requests to designate new (or delete existing) positions defined as Preferred and Discretionary as required by DHHS Memorandum "2010 Guidance for Selection of Testing Designated Positions (TDPs)" with the Component's General Counsel's supporting opinion, for the review and concurrence of the Interagency Coordinating Group Executive Committee (ICGEC) to:

ICGEC c/o DHHS
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Division of Workplace Programs
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 2-1035 Rockville, MD 20857

All DoD TDPs are tested under DHHS regulations with additional guidance provided by DoD Instruction 1010.09. Collection sites around the world that collect DoD TDP specimens ship the specimens to the Fort Meade Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory (FTDTL), Fort Meade, Maryland. The Fort Meade FTDTL is the only laboratory in the country that holds DoD certification for testing military member specimens as well as a National Laboratory Certifying Program certification for testing DHHS specimens. Collection sites must comply with all DHHS guidelines and DoD program policy.

  • Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program Tab
  • Executive Order 12564
  • Public Law 100-71
  • Model Plan for a Comprehensive Drug-Free Workplace Program
  • Collection Site Manual
  • Collection Site Checklist
  • Guidance for Selection of Testing Designated Positions
  • Drug Testing Tab
  • Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs – (1 Oct 10)
  • Reasons for Drug Testing
  • Preventing Donors from Cheating
  • Federal Custody and Control Form
  • HHS Urine Specimen Collection Handbook
  • HHS MRO Manual