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If an employee is off work due to temporary lay-off, illness, injury or vacation, should that individual’s name be removed from the random pool?

Guidance on including employees who are temporarily off work in the random pool

Section § 382.305: Random testing.

Guidance Q&A

Question 10: If an employee is off work due to temporary lay-off, illness, injury or vacation, should that individual’s name be removed from the random pool?

Guidance: No. The individual’s name should not be removed from the random pool so long as there is a reasonable expectation of the employee’s return.

Regulatory Topic: Guidance on including employees who are temporarily off work in the random pool
Effective Date: Friday, April 4, 1997
Issued Date: Friday, April 4, 1997