Reasonable Suspicion Procedures
Updated August 2023 - Please note: HR is in the process of updating the Reasonable Suspicion Policy and Procedures. Please follow the below procedures in the meantime and reach out to your Disability Management Analyst with any questions.
If a manager suspects an employee is under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the workplace, they are responsible to direct the employee to submit to a drug or alcohol test to determine if the employee is fit for duty. The Administrative Policy Manual: 8-2 Reasonable Suspicion Policy will help you determine the need for a drug or alcohol test before you proceed with the steps below.
During Regular Work Hours, Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00
- Call Futures Rehab at (707) 568-0123. Tell them you are a manager with the County and you are bringing in an employee for reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. NOTE: Futures is closed during the lunch hour from Noon-1pm, but if you call before Noon, they will arrange for someone to remain on-site to perform the testing. If you are calling during the lunch hour, leave a message and arrive for testing at 1pm.
- Complete an Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol Checklist (PDF: 45 kB) (intranet access only) and bring the checklist with you to Futures Rehab.
- Escort the employee to Futures Rehab at 320 Tesconi Circle Suite H, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
After Hours, Weekends, Holidays
- Call On-Site Health and Safety and request that a Mobile Drug Testing Unit be dispatched to your work location - (866) 998-2750. The County's customer ID is OSHS-214G4BT. The Mobile Drug Testing Unit will respond within approximately one hour.
- Complete an Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol Checklist (PDF: 45 kB) (intranet access only).
- Remain with the employee at the work location until the testing is completed.
- Complete the Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol Checklist (PDF: 45 kB) (intranet access only).
- Arrange a ride home for the employee (do not let them drive home)
- Reach out to your Disability Management Analyst for further direction