Providing Drug Testing For Government Counties Nationwide

Drug & Alcohol Program Administration For County Employees

About Preferred Alliance

More and more government jobs are starting to implement employee drug testing policies and programs, this includes jobs at the county level as well at the state and federal level. This is because employers, including local governments, have found that having a drug testing program in place can be very beneficial and can lead to a safe, more productive workplace.

Many local governments are choosing to implement drug testing policies as a way of controlling the quality of their employee. These programs and policies also help make jobs sites safer and more efficient and the quality of work reflects back on the county. Taxpayers want to know that their money is being put to use in the best way possible and one way to increase confidence is to make it clear that county employers are held to a higher standard and that substance abuse isn’t tolerated.

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Implementing a Drug-Testing Policy

Since it’s not required by state or federal law, you might be wondering if it’s worth it to go through the hassle of implementing a drug testing policy, and our experience has led us to believe that yes it is. Because while it takes a little bit of effort at the beginning, the long-term results are worth it. A drug testing policy will have positive effects on the workplace for years to come.

Since county employees are funded by taxpayer dollars, it is important to show that the money is being put to the best use. Having a drug testing policy can help with that because it shows that the employer doesn’t tolerate substance abuse and holds employees accountable.

Having a clear drug testing policy in place also helps protect the employer. One of the clauses we recommend putting into a policy, especially for civil service employees, is reasonable suspicion testing. This means that if the employer has the right to ask an employee for a drug test if they have reason to believe that they may be under the influence. Preferred Alliance has systems in place to make sure this testing is done quickly and efficiently and it can help reduce workplace accidents and show that the county takes substance abuse very seriously.

Employers with a drug testing policy in place, specifically ones who require pre-employment, drug testing also tend to attract a higher quality of employee. This is because employees who know that they cannot pass the screening test may not even apply. Random testing also acts as a deterrent because employees do not want to risk losing their jobs.

Who We Serve

At Preferred Alliance we have experience working with county governments within the State of California. We know California employment and privacy laws, as well as federal laws and standards, and have experience helping local governments set up or improve their drug testing policies.

While we work with a variety of industries, we customize our programs to fit a client’s specific needs and to conform to the standards of that industry. We know that county officials may not need the same policies as a large scale manufacturing company and we keep that in mind when we work with you to set up your specific testing program.

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Who We Have Helped

  • Santa Clara County

  • Sonoma County

  • Marin County

  • San Mateo County

  • Solano County


“Merced County Schools Insurance Group has contracted with Preferred Alliance since DOT-compliance for our Member District’s commercially licensed drivers. The program has been seamless, and without exception, perfectly compliant and trouble-free.”

Terri Prichard, Merced County Schools Insurance Group

“DOT regulations are very complex with plenty of gray areas – one mistake can close us down. Preferred Alliance’s timely response and accurate information on how to manage the testing process has helped us achieve ‘letter-perfect’ compliance. We have had a great relationship for almost 10 years – there’s no reason to consider anyone else.”

Leroy Ehlers, Panella Trucking, LLC

“I have had the pleasure of working with Preferred Alliance for our seasonal drug testing needs since 1998. In our industry, we place high demands on our testing providers for flexible scheduling, quick turnaround, and competitive pricing. Preferred Alliance has consistently exceeded our expectations.”

Mike Kilpatrick, Del Monte Foods

Choose Preferred Alliance. Your Trusted Nothern CA Drug Testing Administrator.

Creating a drug testing policy and implement a testing program might seem like a daunting task, but that is where Preferred Alliance comes in. We have over thirty years of experience working with a variety of industries to set up testing policies and programs. We have the experience and the knowledge that you might be lacking and we will put it to work for your benefit. Preferred Alliance will sit down with you and help you craft a drug testing program that fits your needs and is consistent with what other county-level employers are using.

Not only do we use our decades of experience and our knowledge of state and federal law to help our customers, at Preferred Alliance we also take pride in our state-of-the-art technology. We are constantly updating and improving our technology to give our customers the quality experience they have come to expect from us.

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We Are Here To Assist You in Maintaining a Drug-Free Workplace!

We have satisfied thousands of clients during the last 40+ years. With our meticulous, fast, and effective drug testing protocols, we promise to meet the needs of your business. If you’re a county government in the State of California and are looking to improve or implement an employee drug testing program, please contact us for more information. We can set up an appointment and go over your specific needs and our experts can help you create a program that works best for you.

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