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I would like to know how far does amtrak go on background check? what drug test process is used, urine or hair?

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I did a hair and urine screen and abackground check.

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Hair follicle as of 2-2018 atleast for the position I applied for.

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Not sure about that, but I applied and took the test .Then I did not accept job die to getting another job at the time that was a contract job with a company..and I pretty sure I failed the test. But have reapplied and had another interview.

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Is anyone aware of what type of drug test is done for employees who will be working in Amtrak office, is is urine or hair??

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Background goes 7 years,drug test is hair sample that goes back 60 days then a urin when you get a physcial

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I am subcontracted out through myself but still work for amtrak, therefore they did not provide me with a mandatory drug test

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Urine is used for drug testing at Amtrak.
background check is extensive because Amtrak is associated with the federal government.

Answered - bridges and building mechanic (Former Employee) - New York, NY

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Education and work background checks; complete physical and drug test required

Answered - Payroll Business Analyst (Current Employee) - Washington, DC

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