For Immediate Release
July 19, 2018
Contact: Ian Gregor
Phone: 310-725-3580; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration proposes a $327,500 civil penalty against the Rolls-Royce Corporation of Reston, Va., for alleged drug and alcohol testing violations.
The FAA alleges that in July 2016, the company allowed 17 employees to perform safety-sensitive maintenance and preventive maintenance work when it had failed to include them in its random drug and alcohol testing pools.
The agency further alleges Rolls-Royce allowed four newly hired employees to perform safety-sensitive maintenance and preventive maintenance work when the company had failed to obtain their drug and alcohol testing records from their previous employers.
Additionally, the FAA alleges the company failed to administer follow-up drug and alcohol tests to two employees who were allowed to return to work after testing positive for cocaine and marijuana, respectively.
Finally, the FAA alleges Rolls-Royce did not include in its drug and alcohol misuse program employees from two subcontractors that it hired to perform aircraft maintenance and preventive maintenance work.
Rolls-Royce has asked to meet with the FAA to discuss the case.