SAM Listserv

The SAM listserv is an email based platform for those interested in drug and alcohol program compliance as a way to communicate with practitioners.  The listserv acts as an open forum for posting and discussion of news and information about drug and alcohol.  It is an effective way to get questions answered from peers in the substance abuse community who have varied backgrounds at agencies of all sizes.  Chances are that someone else has encountered a situation similar to one you may need guidance about, and can share ideas that can help you.

Subscribe to the Listserv:

Users can subscribe to a list through email by following these instructions:

  1. Start a new email.
  2. Click the “Format Text” tab and then select “Plain Text”
  3. In the “To…” field type:
  4. In the body of the e-mail type the following: (replace username with your email address)
    SUBSCRIBE sam username
  5. Send the email without a subject line.
  6. In a few minutes, you should get a confirmation email.

Checklists and Forms

Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form: The notice provides key information regarding the implementation of the electronic version of the Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (known as the “e-CCF”).

CCF Errors and Omissions Checklist: This checklist aids the DER in determining if errors or omissions were made at the point of collection by reviewing the Employer Copies of Custody and Control Forms as received from the collector.

FTA Post Accident Decision and Documentation Form: Form for recording the testing decision process using FTA criteria and documenting any delays in testing that may occur (required). An example of this form developed by Lee Tran.

Reasonable Suspicion Determination Chart and Form: Form for documenting signs and symptoms of probable prohibited drug use or alcohol misuse when making a reasonable suspicion testing referral.

FDOT Testing Notification Form for FTA Covered Employer: Updated Testing Notification Form to incorporate the requirements of 40.14

Release of Information Form: Employee consent form for Drug and Alcohol Previous DOT Employer Background Check, includes previous employer data collection form (in accordance with 49 CFR Part 40.25).

Collection Site Auditing and Questionnaire for Employers: Instructions on how to conduct a collection site compliance monitoring.

SAM Review Template: Template used when a Substance Abuse Management interview is conducted. (Please note that this is a protected document with form fields.)

Drug and Alcohol Testing Compliance Oversight Toolkit for FTA Covered Employees: This toolkit will aid transit agencies in evaluating internal compliance and contractor compliance with USDOT and FTA regulations.

Statewide Contract for Drug and Alcohol Testing Services

FDOT, in cooperation with FDOE, has awarded FSSolutions, the statewide contract for Third Party Administration services related to the administration of USDOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs.  These services are offered to all government agencies who are required to comply with USDOT regulations.  (Florida transit systems, School Districts, City Governments, etc.)

Download a copy of the Statewide TPA Contract/Scope of Service and Details of Cost and Fees.

DER Handbook

The Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance

The Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance advises the Secretary on national and international drug testing and control issues and is the principal advisor to the Secretary on rules related to the drug and alcohol testing of safety-sensitive transportation employees in aviation, trucking, railroads, mass transit, pipelines, and other transportation industries. The Office publishes regulations and provides official interpretations on drug and alcohol testing, including how to conduct tests, and the evaluation and treatment procedures necessary for returning employees to duty after testing violations.  The Office also coordinates the Department’s involvement with the President’s National Drug Control Strategy annually.

Employee Handbook | Employer Handbook