Army Substance Abuse Program - Civilian Services
Fort Riley tests all civilians that meet the stipulations required within the guidance of the Drug-free Federal Workplace Testing Designated Positions description. This program is outlined in Army Regulation 600-85, Chapter 14 - Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) Civilian Services, Section 20.
These positions are: defined by Executive Order 12564 as sensitive positions and are called Test Designated Position (TDP)/ Commercial Drivers License (CDL) (See Executive Order 12564, Section 7, Para (d)). Provided below are the sensitive positions or categories of positions that involve law enforcement, national security, the protection of life and property, or public health or safety which have been identified as Test Designated Positions. These positions have duties and responsibilities, which are consistent with the parameters established by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Employees in these Test Designated Positions are subject to random testing that occurs without suspicion that a particular individual is using illegal drugs. Frequency of random testing will conform to Department Of Defense guidance. (Refer to Para 3-2f(6) in DA Pam 600-85 for additional instructions regarding the frequency of random drug testing.)
1. Positions that authorize the incumbent to carry firearms.
2. Positions that require the incumbent to operate a motor vehicle transporting one or more passengers on at least a weekly basis.
3. Operators of motor vehicles who are required to have a commercial driver's license and who drive motor vehicles weighing more than 26,001 pounds, or drive motor vehicles transporting hazardous materials.
4. Positions that require the incumbent to maintain a Top Secret clearance or have access to Sensitive Compartmented Information.
5. Railroad operating crews and railroad personnel in positions in which the duties include handling train movement orders, conducting safety inspections, or the maintenance and repair of signal systems.
6. Aviation flight crewmembers, air traffic controllers, and aviation personnel in positions in which the duties include dispatching, safety inspections, or the repair and maintenance of aircraft.
7. Army Substance Abuse Program positions in which the incumbent provides direct rehabilitation and treatment services to identified illegal drug users.
8. Personnel Reliability Program (PRP) positions, (nuclear duty positions or chemical duty positions) under the provisions of AR 50-5 or AR 50-6.
9. Positions, which require duties involving the supervision or performance of controlling and extinguishing fires, and/or the rescuing of people, endangered by fire.
10. Positions which require the handling of munitions or explosives in connection with the manufacturing, maintenance, storage, inspection, transportation, or demilitarization of these items.
11. Positions that require the incumbents to electroplate critical aircraft parts.
How long does it take to receive results from a civilian biochemical test, and who will receive the results?
It can take anywhere from 1-3 weeks for a sample to be evaluated as a negative result and be sent to the Prevention Coordinator (PC). A result evaluated with a positive status can take anywhere form 2-5 weeks. The Installation Biochemical Testing Coordinator (IBTC) will not receive these results. All results are forwarded to the Medical Review Officer (MRO) and Prevention Coordinator.
How does the random selection process occur?
The Civilian Personnel Activity Center updates the Test Designated Positions roster monthly, additions; deletion or changes are made monthly to the Test Designated Positions pool within the Army Drug Testing Program. The Prevention Coordinator uses the Army's computerized software to randomly select the number of Test Designated Positions to be tested at any given date. The computer will then provide a listing of names for the test. There is no human factor in the random selection process. The Prevention Coordinator is not able to specifically pick names for the random test as the program is designed to prevent this.
Once the selection process is completed, the Prevention Coordinator will contact the selected individual's supervisors. These supervisors will then notify the selected members. That selected individual will then have two hours to arrive at the Installation Biochemical Testing Point to provide a specimen so that the biochemical test can be administered.