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Psychological Testing and Evaluation Program

PSC offers psychological evaluation and consultation services guided by nationally recognized experts. The federal government has an obligation to hire and employ persons who are psychologically qualified, meet national security and job requirements, and do not pose a threat to themselves or others, while providing reasonable accommodation to employees with disabilities.

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Fitness-for-Duty Examinations

Sometimes problems such as substance abuse, mental health issues, family or relationship issues, psychological trauma, or stress-related symptoms can impact an employee's ability to safely and effectively perform on the job. Psychological assessments can help identify the care an employee needs to return to safe and productive work as quickly as possible.

Pre-employment Screening

Your agency can increase the likelihood of hiring high-quality candidates by using PSC's pre-employment screening services. PSC relies on state-of-the-art, evidence-based methods and procedures to assess the psychological suitability of candidates for high-risk positions. Validated psychological evaluations provide defensible determinations of whether candidates have the traits and characteristics required for safe, reliable, and effective performance. The PSC employability experts can help identify those candidates who meet medical and security requirements.

Assessment Experts

PSC's licensed and highly trained team of specialists ― physicians, psychologists, and mental health professionals ― is available to provide comprehensive assessments and expert recommendations about an individual's suitability for a job, fitness to remain in a job, remediation strategies, and workplace modifications, as appropriate.

State-of-the-Art Methods

PSC employs a variety of evidence-based tools and procedures to assess candidates' physical and psychological well-being, personality functioning, and risk of counterproductive behavior. We also employ nationally-recognized experts to establish and monitor screening methods, carry out assessments, and review assessment results for quality assurance. Our team of experts regularly monitor research findings, practice standards and changes in statutory and case law to ensure that our practices reflect the highest standards in the industry.

Offered To

All federal agencies

Contact

Jeffrey Mintzer
Jeffrey.Mintzer@foh.hhs.gov
(301) 492-5439

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External Links

https://foh.psc.gov