Effective Date: May 14, 2018
Expiration Date: May 14, 2023
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NASA strives to ensure that the workplace is safe and free of illegal drug use by all employees. The use of illegal drugs by Federal employees is not permissible under any circumstances, regardless of state and/or local laws. The term illegal drug does not mean the use of a controlled substance pursuant to a valid prescription or other uses authorized by law, not otherwise in conflict with Federal law. This directive is NASA's Plan for a Drug-Free Workplace and, in conjunction with applicable Federal statutory and regulatory requirements, including those approved by the Department of Health and Human Services, establishes the responsibilities, procedures, and guidelines for a comprehensive Drug-Free Workplace Program.
a. This NASA Procedural Requirement (NPR) is applicable to NASA Headquarters and NASA Centers, including Component Facilities, Technical and Service Support Centers, and the Office of the Inspector General.
b. Any reference to Center Director(s) or Centers includes the Executive Director for Headquarters Operations and the Executive Director for NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC).
c. This directive does not apply to contractor employees.
d. In this directive, all mandatory actions (i.e., requirements) are denoted by statements containing the term "shall." The terms "may" or "can" denote discretionary privilege or permission, "should" denotes a good practice and is recommended, but not required, "will" denotes expected outcomes, and "are/is" denotes descriptive material.
e. In this directive, all document citations are assumed to be the latest version, unless otherwise noted.
a. Drug Abuse, 5 U.S.C. § 7361.
b. National and Commercial Space Programs, Drug and Alcohol Testing, 51 U.S.C. § 31102.
c. Drug-Free Federal Workplace, E.O. 12564.
d. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs, 82 Fed. Reg. 7920 (January 23, 2017).
a. Records Maintained on Individuals, 5 U.S.C. § 552a.
b. Drug Abuse Prevention and Control, Definitions, 21 U.S.C. § 802(6).
c. National and Commercial Space Programs, Drug and Alcohol Testing, 51 U.S.C. § 31102.
d. Drug-Free Federal Workplace, E.O. 12564.
e. Designation and Investigative Requirements, 5 CFR pt. 1400, subpt. B.
f. Statutory Authority for Confidentiality of Drug Abuse Patient Records, 42 CFR §§ 2.1-2.67.
g. NPR 1382.17, NASA Privacy Procedural Requirements.
h. NPR 1441.1, NASA Records Management Program Requirements.
i. NPR 1800.1, NASA Occupation Health Program Procedure.
j. NPR 8621.1, Mishap and Close Call Reporting, Investigating, and Recordkeeping.
k. HHS, SAMHSA, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Medical Review Officer (MRO) Manual for Federal Agency Workplace Drug Testing Programs.
l. HHS, SAMHSA, Model Plan for a Comprehensive Drug-Free Workplace Program (DFWP).
m. HHS, SAMHSA, Urine Specimen Collection Handbook for Federal Agency Workplace Drug Testing Programs.
The Office of Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO) conducts periodic reviews for compliance. The NSSC and servicing HR offices conduct periodic evaluations of their programs and cooperate with regular and periodic data gathering and other evaluation activities as required in support of the Agency DFWP.
NPR 3792.1C, Plan for a Drug Free Workplace, dated October 3, 2014.
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