SEASONAL EMPLOYER PROGRAM
Landscape contractors and similar businesses in colder climates often lay off employees during the off season, usually winter. School bus companies have a similar challenge in the summer months.
So a DOT employer is faced with the following options.
- Remove employees from the random testing pool in the off-season. This means that when they are re-hired, each must receive a negative pre-employment drug test and a pre-employment Clearinghouse query when re-hired. This is disruptive, expensive, and often forgotten.
- Leave the drivers in the random testing pool, and if they are selected, they are excused and alternates are selected, if available. This can be cumbersome and difficult to manage.
At InOut Labs, we have a third option: a seasonal pool. For our seasonal employers, we have custom random selection pools where no selections are made in Q1 (January through March).
This saves our employers money, time and frustration. And fines.
Read DOT guidance for school bus drivers here. Same logic.