Failure to comply with applicable workplace drug testing
rules have consequences – some can be severe. On May 29, 2015 the FAA issued
the following press release:
Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a
$266,375 civil penalty against
Allegiant Air, LLC of Las Vegas for allegedly violating drug and alcohol
alleges Allegiant failed to include in its random drug and alcohol testing
pools 25 employees that it hired or transferred into safety-sensitive
positions. Eleven of these employees performed safety-sensitive duties on
multiple occasions when they were not in the random pools, the FAA alleges.
also alleges another employee’s follow-up test was not directly observed after
a previous positive drug test result as required by DOT regulations. That
employee performed multiple safety-sensitive duties following the improperly
observed test, the FAA alleges.
is scheduled to meet with the FAA in mid-June to discuss the case.”