Drug-Free Workplace Programs
Telework and DFWP Drug Testing During COVID-19
Following COVID-19 being declared a pandemic, some federal agencies approved widespread telework arrangements. The Drug Free Workplace Program (DFWP) has received questions regarding these telework arrangements as related to drug testing requirements. DWP defers to federal agency leadership regarding the extent to which drug testing in conformance with the agency’s drug testing plan can be performed during periods when federal employees are required to telework. The DFWP highly recommends that agencies consult with their Office of Human Resources, Office of General Counsel and other appropriate offices prior to making telework related drug testing collection and testing decisions.
The Division of Workplace Programs (DWP) provides oversight for the Federal Drug-free Workplace Program. DWP also oversees HHS-certified laboratories that perform drug testing for federal agencies and federally regulated industries.
Access drug-free workplace resources, including drug-testing information, guidelines for federal agencies, and a list of HHS-certified labs.