Does Manpower Drug Test?

 UPDATED: May 4, 2023   |  1 Comments

Yes, Manpower drug tests if required by the assignment client. Some current and former employees report that pre-employment drug tests are performed, some report that drug testing is conducted when starting an assignment that requires it, and others say no drug tests are required.

The Manpower careers website lists multiple positions that require drug testing. 

The Manpower associate handbook states: “Manpower expects all Associates to assist in maintaining a work environment free from the effects of alcohol, drugs, or other intoxicating substances. In addition, Associates are prohibited from reporting to work under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Here is the Manpower policy directly from their website: 

Manpower’s Substance Abuse Policy prohibits the workplace distribution, sale, purchase, possession, or use of narcotics, drugs, alcohol, inappropriate use of prescription medication, or any illegal or controlled substance. Marijuana remains illegal as a matter of federal law, and the use and possession of marijuana and marijuana products on Manpower’s premises, during work time, or while representing Manpower off premises, is prohibited. Manpower will reasonably accommodate Associates who use marijuana or marijuana products in accordance with the applicable state medical marijuana program to the extent required by law, but in no case may an Associate use or possess marijuana at work, during the work day, or come to work impaired. 

Any Associate whose manager/supervisor has a reasonable suspicion that the Associate is in violation of this policy may be required to undergo a drug/alcohol test as permissible under state law.   Violations of this policy may result in termination of employment.

Certain Manpower clients, but not all, may require an Associate or applicant assigned by Manpower to a client to undergo alcohol and/or other drug screening as a pre-assignment and/or post-assignment condition and the Company may elect to require such screening in accordance with applicable law. Testing methods may include urine, saliva, or hair analysis.”

This information was obtained after hours of research from various websites with answers from current and former Manpower employees, the Manpower careers website, and the Manpower associate handbook.

What Type of Drug Test Does Manpower Use?

Our research indicates that Manpower uses urine, mouth swab, and hair drug tests.

Urine drug tests, including the instant varieties, can range from four-panel to sixteen-panel. The number of panels means the number of substances that are tested for. The specific substances that are tested can vary depending on the type of test used. Five-panel is the most commonly used.

Five-panel urine drug tests test for:

  • Marijuana/Cannabis
  • Cocaine
  • Opiates
  • Amphetamines
  • Phencyclidine

Mouth swab drug tests can detect a variety of different substances, including:

  • Alcohol
  • Amphetamines
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine
  • Opioids
  • Phencyclidine

Hair tests can detect long-term use of:

  • Alcohol 
  • Amphetamines
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines 
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana 
  • Nicotine 
  • Opioid
  • Phencyclidine

These drug tests are paid for by Manpower, and can occur on-site or at an independent laboratory.

When Does Manpower Drug Test?

Our research indicates that Manpower drug tests pre-employment, when assignments start, if there is suspicion of substance use, and in the event of a workplace accident.

Manpower Drug Testing Process

How Long Do Manpower Drug Test Results Take?

Current and former Manpower employees report that the instant drug tests take 24 hours to result. The laboratory drug tests can take up to 4 days to result.

What Happens If You Fail a Drug Test at Manpower?

The Manpower employee handbook states: “If an Associate tests positive, termination will occur, and the Associate will be eligible for rehire after six months and after a negative drug 

test result or after proof of enrollment in or successful completion of rehabilitation program and a negative drug test result.”

Does Manpower Call You If You Fail a Drug Test?

We could not find specific information to answer this question, but typically, employers will contact you if you fail a drug test.

Employee Drug Testing Policies for Manpower

Does Manpower Drug Test Employees?

Our research indicates that drug testing varies by assignment. Some assignment clients request drug testing, while others do not. Drug testing is also required if there is suspicion of drug use and for on-the-job accidents that result in injury or property damage.

Does Manpower Drug Test for a Promotion?

We could not find specific information to answer this question, but typically, companies will drug test for a promotion.

Does Manpower Drug Test If You Get Injured on the Job?

Yes, Manpower requires drug tests after on-the-job accidents. This is consistent with most companies who drug test after accidents in the workplace that result in damage to properties or injury within the workplace. This is for liability reasons, as a positive drug test would void any potential worker’s compensation claims.

Marijuana Drug Testing at Manpower 

Does Manpower Drug Test for Weed?

Of the assignment jobs that drug test, THC panel is included in the drug screen.

Does Manpower Accept a Medical Marijuana Card?

According to the Manpower associate handbook, medical marijuana is accepted, although marijuana is not allowed in the workplace and associates cannot report to work under the influence.

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