Fitness-for-Duty

Fitness-for-Duty

The Picore "Fitness-for-Duty" evaluation will consist of a licensed clinician conducting clinical psychometric testing and a face-to-face interview with the individual. This specific kind of evaluation is conducted for individuals placed on administrative leave, or is being considered for administrative leave. Management will order this evaluation when they are trying to determine if the individual should be allowed to return to work or keep his/her current position, due to varying reasons.

There is a crossover between fitness-for-duty and a threat assessment; however, they are very different in nature. A threat assessment specifically evaluates the propensity towards violence. A fitness-for-duty evaluates the degree to which the individual can maintain employment and continue to be a productive employee. Some organizations have an Employee Assistance Program with an in-house clinician; however, the threat assessment component is crucial and elicits a special knowledge of determining the risk that an individual may pose. If this component is sidestepped, the safety, productivity, and legal liability of a company may be at stake.