​The state of Georgia is committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol-free workplace.  To support this effort, HRA works through a third party vendor, FirstLab, to administer substance abuse testing for applicants and employees.  Pre-employment and random testing programs apply to state positions engaged in safety-sensitive or high-risk work. Other programs are available when defined criteria are met and include: reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return-to-work, and follow-up testing.  

This site offers resources to assist state organizations with their substance abuse testing. For assistance related to collection sites, testing forms, test results, reports, or billing, please contact FirstLab at  If you have policy inquiries or would like to add positions to your pre-employment or random testing program, please contact HRA Policy & Compliance. 





Substance Abuse Testing
Gail Stowers

Policy and Compliance HR Specialist




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