Dear HR Advisor,
As the Senior Human Resource Advisor for the agency, you and your HR staff are required to take Designated Employer Representative Training. Managers and supervisors in your agency are required to take Reasonable Suspicion Training. There is an opportunity to take both trainings within a 2 hour period. While Designated Employer Training usually comes at a cost of $99.99 per participant, it will be offered free of charge. Upon the completion of both training sessions, you should receive two certificates.
There are only two training sessions for the Designated Employer Representative Training. The first session will be offered on Tuesday, June 26th from 10:00am to 12:00pm. And the second training session will be offered on Tuesday, June 26th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. To register, please RSVP to one of the two sessions via Eventbrite. Both training sessions will be located at the new DCHR headquarters – located at 1015 Half Street, SE, 9th Floor, Rooms 9015, 9016 and 9017, Washington, DC 20003.
Drug Free Workplace Programs are very effective when developed and operated properly. This training is specifically designed to cover ALL the elements of effective programs, whether regulated or non-regulated and to educate those who are charged with the responsibility to run those programs. The Administrator/DER has specific responsibility and challenges that others in the organization may never have to face. Knowing what the rules are and how to apply them is essential if the organizations program is to achieve its goal of being a "true" drug free workplace.
The Director of the DCHR shall develop operating policies and procedures for implementing the drug and alcohol program (Program) under this chapter for agencies subordinate to the Mayor that have safety, protection, or security sensitive positions. Each program administrator with safety or protection sensitive positions shall contract with a professional testing vendor(s) to conduct required drug and alcohol testing. The vendor(s) shall ensure quality control, chain-of-custody for samples, reliable collection and testing procedures, and any other safeguards needed to guarantee accurate and fair testing, in accordance with the procedures in 49 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) Part 40, and District government procedures, as applicable.