Do you have a drug-free workplace policy in place? Until 2010, the Department of Labor (DOL) enforced the drug-free workplace program, under the authority of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. This statute requires federal contractors with contracts of at least $100,000 and all federal grantees to agree that they will provide drug-free workplaces as a precondition of receiving a contract or grant from a federal agency. The policy does not apply to subcontractors and subgrantees. But if the enforcement agency isn’t enforcing it, do federal contractors still need to have a policy? Should they? Is it even permissible?


The Drug-Free Workplace Act (DFWA) of 1988 requires federal contractors to provide a drug-free workplace by taking the following steps: