January 24, 2023

2023 PHMSA Lowers Random Drug Testing Rates

The Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) announced its random drug and alcohol testing rates for 2023. Effective Jan. 1, 2023, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) lowered the random drug testing rate from 50% to 25%. If your city has PHMSA employees, which includes gas and pipeline workers, be certain the city drug testing policy reflects this change. For all other DOT employees, all random drug and alcohol testing rates remain unchanged from 2022. Below are the 2023 testing rates for federally regulated employees that are commonly employed in cities:

For drug and alcohol testing questions or for sample policies, contact KLC Personnel Services Attorney Michael Simon.