The FAA has announced the levying of a $295,750 civil penalty against SkyWest Airlines for allegedly violating DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations. The FAA alleges SkyWest failed to include more than 150 “safety-sensitive” employees in its random drug intervention services and testing pool.  SkyWest, by the reports made on allegedly failed to receive verified negative drug test results for two other employees before placing them in safety-sensitive positions. The FAA also alleges SkyWest subjected three employees who were not in safety-sensitive positions to post-accident drug tests that are only applicable to safety-sensitive employees, and improperly cancelled a return-to-duty test

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