The Return to Duty Process
To return to duty and remain in compliance with the US DOT, employees have to complete a clinical assessment in person with a SAP evaluator. During the SAP Evaluation one of our certified professionals will make a recommendation for treatment or education related to alcohol or other drug abuse and misuse.
The employee is then responsible to fulfill those education or treatment programs. A SAP Evaluator will provide a follow-up assessment to determine whether or not the employee is in compliance with their required course of action.
Once the employee has completed those requirements, they will be provided with a notice of compliance to return to duty.
What Happens at a Substance Abuse Professional Evaluation
Your SAP Evaluator has been certified and credentialed. They have all of the knowledge and training necessary to evaluate employees who fall under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation. US DOT Employees who have failed or refused to provide a drug test must see a SAP Evaluator before they can return to work.
At your DOT SAP Evaluation a professional will:
- Evaluate a DOT employee who has failed or violated drug test requirements.
- Recommend education, treatment, follow ups, and/or aftercare based on the DOT employees individual situation.
- Assist a DOT Employer in deciding whether or not to allow an employee to work in a sensitive position dealing with public transportation
- Determine whether or not a DOT employee is in compliance with their recommended course of education or treatment.
SAP evaluations are crucial to the safety of the millions of people who use transportation in the United States and we take our duty to the public very seriously.