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Drug and Alcohol Management Information Systems (DAMIS)

The Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 mandated the Secretary of Transportation to issue regulations to combat prohibited drug use and alcohol misuse in the transportation industry. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is authorized to verify FTA covered employers conduct required drug and alcohol tests on their employees. FTA’s authority to conduct these required drug and alcohol tests is mandated under the Department of Transportation (DOT) 49 CFR Part 40, Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs, and 49 CFR Part 655, Prevention of Alcohol Abuse Misuse and Prohibited Drug Use in Transit Operations. 

The Drug and Alcohol Management Information System (DAMIS) is a database server that receives and stores data supporting the Office of the Secretary’s (OST) Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy & Compliance (ODAPC) and the FTA Office of Transit Safety & Oversight (TSO) efforts.  The Volpe Center’s Surface Transportation and Human Factors Division hosts DAMIS.

DAMIS hosts one public website and four restricted-access internet-based applications that disseminate information to the following DOT agencies: FTA, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) as well as grantees and subrecipients, and contractors. The five applications are: (1) FTA Auditor’s application; (2) FTA Audit Response application; (3) FTA Transit Safety and Oversight (TSO) Drug and Alcohol website; (4) Service Agent Index (SAI) application; and (5) OST Drug and Alcohol Management Information System (DAMIS) Reporting and Admin application.  
Of the five applications, the FTA Auditor’s and Audit Response applications collect and maintain Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from FTA covered employers and contractors and meet the criteria for publication of a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) under the E-Gov Act of 2022. As such, the PIA will focus on the FTA Auditor and Audit Response applications.

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Last updated: Wednesday, October 25, 2023