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Public Interest Exclusion (PIE)

Overview

The final rule includes a public interest exclusion (PIE) mechanism designed to protect the public from the affects of serious noncompliance by service agents. The PIE provision became effective January 18, 2001.

A service agent who engages in serious misconduct could be excluded from participating in DOT-required drug and alcohol testing for a period of time. All individuals or organizations listed here are excluded from participating in Department’s drug and alcohol testing programs until further notice.

In the Matter of: MICHAEL R. BENNETT and WORKPLACE COMPLIANCE, INC. DOT PIE No. 2009-1

Name and Address of Service Agent: Michel R. Bennett and Workplace Compliance, Inc. in North Carolina and Texas and all other places it is incorporated, franchised, or otherwise doing business
Other Persons or Organizations: Officers, employees, directors, shareholders, partners or individuals associated with Workplace Compliance, Inc.
Scope: Acting as a service agent or providing any drug and alcohol testing services to any DOT regulated entity.
Duration [beginning & end dates]: July 31, 2009 - July 31, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, November 13, 2012