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Service Notification: September 2017

OMB Approves New Federal CCF

Guidance for Using the 2017 Federal Custody and Control Form (CCF) for Urine Specimens

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the 2017 Federal custody and control form (CCF). The new form can be used effective August 8, 2017 for Federal employee testing.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has not updated their guidelines to match the new Federal CCF. DOT regulated employers and their service agents (collectors, laboratories, Medical Review Officers) are to continue using the ‘old’ CCF until further notice from DOT’s Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance. At this time, Alere will not be shipping out the new Federal form for DOT clients.

No Action is Needed

Please continue to utilize your existing forms. Alere is aware of the changes and will ensure your organization receives the necessary resources, information, and support services.

Highlights of the changes

  • Federal employee testing can begin using the 2017 Federal
    CCF starting August 8, 2017, with an expiration date set at
    August 31, 2020
  • New forms do NOT need to be ordered at this time. The
    previous version of the Federal CCF is authorized for use until
    June 30, 2018
  • Alere will contact you with additional information and instructions

Additional information and online resources

The effective date of the new Federal CCF is August 8, 2017, and the current expiration date is August 31, 2020.

Download Service Notification

Client Notification Letter [PDF]