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Fact Sheet on the Consequences of a Positive Drug Test

FACT SHEET ON THE CONSEQUENCES OF A POSITIVE DRUG TEST

The Secretary has determined that applicants for, and holders of, a DOE “Q” or “L” access authorization (security clearance) will be in Testing Designated Positions (TDP) as specified in DOE Order 3792.3, Drug-Free Federal Workplace Testing Implementation Program, for federal employees, and Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 707, Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites, for contractor employees.  Accordingly, individuals who are either in, or are selected for, a TDP are subject to applicant, random, and ‘for cause’ testing.  The information below summarizes the consequences of a positive test for drugs for each category of employment.