Fitness for Duty (FFD), also known as Fitness for Duty Evaluations (FFDE) are medical examinations conducted by a physician to determine whether an employee is fit (physically, mentally, or emotionally) to perform essential job functions.
What happens at a fit for duty exam?
The evaluation analyzes the employee's job requirements, assesses the employee's physical capabilities, and assesses the employee's psychological state. The medical professional who performs the evaluation prepares the final report after the evaluation is finished.
What is the federal employee fitness for duty?
Like the ADA, FEHA permits an employer or employment agency to require an employee to undergo a medical or psychological examination or inquire about the mental or physical health of an employee if it can show that the inquiry or examination to be conducted is job related and consistent with business necessity (
What is a fitness for duty drug test?
Drug and Alcohol Tests: Drug and alcohol screening is an integral part of fitness-for-duty examinations. These tests help understand the substance abuse history of the person being considered for a job.
What makes you unfit for duty?
A soldier is physically unfit when a medical impairment prevents reasonable performance of the duties required of the soldier's office, grade, rank, or rating.
What to expect at a fit for duty evaluation?
Here are a few things a typical fit for duty exam may include: Vision test performed by an ophthalmologist or an optometrist. Blood, urine or breath analysis to check for alcohol use. Various tests to check for diseases or genetic markers.