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Dr. Jim Vanderploeg Bio

Dr. Jim Vanderploeg has been a Medical Review Officer since 1989 and currently provides advisory MRO services for WorkforceQA.  He has been certified by the Medical Review Officer Certification Council as long as certification has been offered.  He recently completed service on the Board of Directors of the American Board […]

Testing Guidance for Returning Furloughed/Laid-off Employees: PHMSA

Testing Guidance for Returning Furloughed/Laid-off Employees: PHMSA Pre-employment Testing A returning pipeline safety-sensitive employee does not have to have a DOT pre-employment test so long as the employee has remained in the employer’s random selection pool while laid-off or furloughed . If the employee was terminated and removed from the […]

Testing Guidance for Returning Furloughed/Laid-off Employees: FTA

Testing Guidance for Returning Furloughed/Laid-off Employees: FTA Pre-employment Testing A returning safety sensitive employee subject to Part 655 drug and alcohol testing does not have to have a DOT pre-employment test so long as the employee has remained in the employer’s random selection pool while laid-off or furloughed . Part […]

Testing Guidance for Returning Furloughed/Laid-off Employees: FRA

Testing Guidance for Returning Furloughed/Laid-off Employees: FRA Pre-employment: There is no requirement for employers to conduct pre-employment tests of FRA-covered employees who are returning to work following furlough or lay-off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Random Alcohol and Drug Testing: FRA Guidance on random testing states  that a railroad must […]

Testing Guidance for Returning Furloughed/Laid-off Employees: FMCSA

Testing Guidance for Returning Furloughed/Laid-off Employees: FMCSA Pre-employment Testing A returning CDL employee does not have to have a DOT pre-employment test so long as the driver has remained in the employer’s random selection pool while laid-off or furloughed . There is deemed to be no break in employment if […]

Testing Guidance for Returning Furloughed/Laid-off Employees: FAA

Testing Guidance for Returning Furloughed/Laid-off Employees: FAA Pre-employment Testing The following guidance is provided on the FAA website: Is an employer required to conduct a pre-employment drug test on a safety-sensitive employee who is on extended leave or furloughed? No. An employer is not required to conduct a pre-employment drug test and have a negative result prior to […]

Quarantined But Not Out!

Our offices might empty, but our hearts (and inboxes) are full! Many of you (our clients) don’t have the option of isolating in your homes – you are out there delivering the groceries, flying the planes, building the roads, healing the sick and keeping this country moving foward.  From everyone […]

Service Commitment

Commitment to Provide Uninterrupted Service to our Clients WorkforceQA provides a full range of quality services to our clients. Throughout these uncertain times brought on by the COVID-19 public health emergency, WFQA will continue to provide the services you, our clients, depend on. We have a highly adaptable and experienced staff that will continue to […]

COVID-19

WorkforceQA is deeply concerned about the health and safety of our employees as well as the employees of our clients.  WorkforceQA has been continuously monitoring the latest guidance from the Federal and State officials regarding COVID-19 and are implementing recommended steps to protect all our employees. WorkforceQA has the technology […]

FMCSA Clearinghouse: How WFQA Can Help

  January 6th, 2020 is fast approaching and WFQA is ready to assist. As your Third-Party Administrator (TPA), WFQA is offering the following services to assist you in keeping compliant with new FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse regulations: Service: Pre-Employment Query (Full Query) Fee: $.75 per query (subject to review and […]