Tag: Drug Test

It Wasn’t Me, It Was the Brownies!

By on April 2, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
It Wasn’t Me, It Was the Brownies!

CBP removed an employee for a positive drug test, but he claimed he must have unwittingly eaten a laced brownie beforehand.

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Bill Would Protect Federal Employees From Being Fired for Marijuana Use

By on March 19, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Bill Would Protect Federal Employees From Being Fired for Marijuana Use

New legislation would protect the jobs of federal employees who legally use marijuana under state law.

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Positive Drug Test Following Crane Accident Results in Removal

By on May 30, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Positive Drug Test Following Crane Accident Results in Removal

A Navy supervisor whose team caused an accident resulting in $30,000 damage to a building failed the subsequent drug test and was removed as a result.

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Documentation is Key for Federal Employees Taking Prescription Opioids

By on December 14, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Documentation is Key for Federal Employees Taking Prescription Opioids

Federal employees who take prescription opioids are facing tougher scrutiny. Here is important information to remember for mandatory drug testing.

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Federal Employees Should Prepare for New Mandatory Opioid Drug Testing

By on October 2, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employees Should Prepare for New Mandatory Opioid Drug Testing

New mandatory drug testing guidelines went into effect at the start of October to test for opioids that will affect a significant number of federal employees.

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NFFE Successfully Challenges Forest Service Random Drug Testing Policy

By on July 13, 2012 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

The appeals court has tossed a Forest Service random drug testing policy that applied to Job Corps Center staff calling it a “solution in search of a problem.”

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Inconvenient Drug Test Leads to Slowly Unfolding, Complex Tale

By on March 17, 2010 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

A Navy employee told to take a random drug test left before the test and created a complex tale to explain his actions during the multiple levels of appeal that followed his removal.

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"Substantial Evidence" Upholds Removal for Positive Results on Random Drug Test

By on April 29, 2008 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

A federal employee who was fired as a result of a positive drug test stays fired upo9n appeal despite the employee paying for a subsequent polygraph and drug tests.

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Random Drug Test Leads to Removal

By on March 28, 2008 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

A Navy firefighter who was fired for failing a random drug test has failed to convince the MSPB or a federal court to overturn his removal.

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A Positive Drug Test? What Should We Do Now?

By on February 27, 2008 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

When this Army facility conducted random drug tests, it apparently never had a positive result. When one showed up, there was some confusion and, eventually, the employee was fired. The MSPB upheld the removal but the Federal Circuit sent the case back to the Board noting that “all relevant email related to (this) case is beyond question.”

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