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Drug Testing Program

Testing Designated Positions (TDPs) Establishment. Certain positions have been determined to be appropriate for random drug testing. These positions are considered Testing Designated Positions (TDPs). The DON employees who occupy positions in the following categories are subject to random drug testing. They include:

  1. All positions requiring a top secret clearance or secret clearance with access
  2. Motor Vehicle Operator
  3. Security Guard (Guard)
  4. Police Officer
  5. Firefighter (Structural)
  6. Detective

Individual (30-Day) Notices. Employees who occupy positions identified as TDPs are subject to unannounced random testing. Employees in these positions are issued individual notices within 30 days of starting their TDP. No further information will be given regarding the announcement of testing.

Voluntary Testing Program. Employees who are not subject to random testing because of their position may volunteer to be included in the TDP random testing program. An employee who volunteers to be included in the program should submit a written request to the DPC, Civilian Personnel Department.

Applicant Testing. Any applicant including a current employee who tested positive for illegal drugs will not be considered for any vacancies (including TDPs) at the Naval Academy or any other activity/tenant command serviced by the Chief of Naval Operations for a period of six months after the date of the verified positive test.

Reasonable Suspicion Testing. Reasonable suspicion testing may be conducted on employees in Testing Designated Positions (TDPs) suspected of on-duty or off-duty drug use, possession, or physical symptoms of drug impairment. Employees in non-TDPs must be suspected of on-duty drug use or drug-impaired work to be tested under reasonable suspicion.

Illegal Drugs Being Tested. DON is currently testing for six illegal drugs: marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines, ecstasy and PCP .

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