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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : roa|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller radar : 14|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
|ATC Facility||procedure or policy : unspecified|
During moderate traffic, tower staffing was reduced from 3 to 2 to accommodate random drug testing. I was relieved on local control during a difficult traffic situation in order to provide a specimen. To impose the additional workload of a position relief briefing during moderate, difficult traffic merely to accommodate the drug testing program is unwise.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: POSITION RELIEF BRIEFING AND RELIEF FOR FAA POLICY RANDOM DRUG TESTING.
Narrative: DURING MODERATE TFC, TWR STAFFING WAS REDUCED FROM 3 TO 2 TO ACCOMMODATE RANDOM DRUG TESTING. I WAS RELIEVED ON LCL CTL DURING A DIFFICULT TFC SITUATION IN ORDER TO PROVIDE A SPECIMEN. TO IMPOSE THE ADDITIONAL WORKLOAD OF A POS RELIEF BRIEFING DURING MODERATE, DIFFICULT TFC MERELY TO ACCOMMODATE THE DRUG TESTING PROGRAM IS UNWISE.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.