The Drug-Free Workplace Act requires federal contractors and grantees to keep their
workplaces drug-free to remain eligible for federal funds. Those who fail to comply
face suspension of payments and termination of their contracts or grants for up to
five years. Government contractors who receive awards of $25,000 or more and all grantees
must certify that their workplaces are drug-free and meet specific criteria. Individuals
who receive contracts or grants must agree not to engage in illegal drug activity
during the performance of the contractor’s grant.
The act covers nearly all federal contracts and grantees. According to current federal estimates, drugs and alcohol on the job cost the country billions a year in reduced and lost productivity.
The Georgia Drug Abuse Hotline is 800-338-6745