Return to Duty FAQs - Consortium

How can I challenge a Test Result?

Complete the request for Re-Analysis Form here:

How many follow-up tests must I complete?

The Consortium policy requires the SAP to schedule at least six tests over a 12-month period of time. This process can continue for up to five (5) years, and each follow-up test must be under direct observation.

What is my suspension time?

Employees who fail a drug test:

- First violation, if no previous test history exists under the same policy, it is a 6-month suspension.

- Second violation is a 3-year suspension (if the rehab program has been completed for a previous positive and the second violation is less than five (5) years from the first violation date.

What is a Substance Abuse Specialist, and what is their role in the Return to Duty Process?

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

I am on medication. What do I do?

Provide medication information to the MRO.

What do I do once I have completed my Program?

After you complete your suspension time and have completed the SAP Program, you must take and pass a Return to Duty test (often called an RTD test). Contact your employer to initiate this test.

My status is Inactive. What do I do?

You must complete an SAP Program and suspension time.