Random Selection Service / Starting the Random Selection later in the calendar year
If your company is activating the Med-Stop Random Selection service in the later time of the year, when some “selection periods” – for example, quarters – already passed, it is important to decide if you want to perform a full year selection according to the Target percentage, or your company can skip the selections for already passed selection periods.
According to DOT regulations, if you company is established in the later time of the year, you do not have to perform full random selections for the year based on the target percentage and your company employee number average.
Also if your company did the random testing using some other service, software and now you are activating the Med-Stop Random Selection Service, you can skip the selection periods you were not using the Med-Stop service. In this case you are responsible for the random selection documentation and reports for the periods the Med-Stop service was not used.
For example: if the company starts it’s operations, starts to be a DOT regulated entity on April 1, this company does not have to perform the first quarter of the year random selections. It can be calculated by lowering the average number of the company employees, or by subtracting the first selection period random selection percentage. If this is a DOT regulated drug testing random selection, the target percentage for the whole year is 50% of selections from the company DOT regulated employee number average. One quarter percentage should be 12.5%, so to comply with the DOT regulations this company has to perform at least 50% - 12.5% = 37.5% selections.
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