DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1145
Case No. AT-CA-13-0020
STATEMENT OF THE CASE
The Respondent’s correctional officers are responsible for conducting alcohol tests on inmates. (Tr. 15-16). There are two types of alcohol tests performed by the officers. Suspect testing is performed by officers on inmates who are suspected of possessing or consuming alcohol. (Tr. 17). When a suspect test is needed, the correctional officer takes inmates to the Lieutenant’s office to perform testing. (Tr. 18). The administration of suspect testing is not at issue in this case. Random alcohol testing involves correctional officers testing a certain number of inmates, chosen at random, per shift. (Tr. 21). Correctional officers conduct the test using a breathalyzer called the Alco-Sensor. (Tr. 16). If the test is positive, the correctional officer waits a certain period of time then performs a second test. (Id.). If the second test is positive, the correctional officer prepares an incident report and the inmate is taken to the special housing unit. (Id.).
(a) Upon request, bargain in good faith with the Union to the extent required by the Statute, regarding the decision to require correctional officers to conduct random alcohol tests in the housing units at USP Atlanta.