Effective January 1, 2019, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is increasing its annual random drug testing rate from 25% to 50%. This is the first increase in random testing rates since 2007 and a direct result of positivity rates increasing to 1.06% in 2017.
Per FTA regulations, if there is an increase in positives to above 1% the FTA is required to raise the random testing rate to 50%. If the random positivity rate stays below 1% for two consecutive years, the FTA can lower the random testing rate from 50% back down to 25%.
According to the FTA:
If you’re a client of DISA Global Solutions with an FTA pool, we will automatically update it to 50 percent before random selections are generated for first quarter. Please update your roster before the end of the year to ensure accuracy of your random selection.
If you have questions about the increased FTA testing percentage, please contact DISA at email@example.com.
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