Psychological Fitness for Duty Evaluations (FFDE)

“A psychological FFDE is a formal, specialized examination of an incumbent employee that results from (1) objective evidence that the employee may be unable to safely or effectively perform a defined job and (2) a reasonable basis for believing that the cause may be attributable to a psychological condition or impairment. The central purpose of an FFDE is to determine whether the employee is able to safely and effectively perform his or her essential job functions.”

- International Association of Chiefs of Police
Police Psychological Services Section’s Guidelines for FFDE’s

Brower Psychological Services offers FFDE’s for various agencies throughout the State of Colorado and Wyoming, including those in sworn and non-sworn positions.  The assigned examiner will consult with the agency regarding the referral.   A written request from the agency outlining a description of the objective evidence giving rise to concerns about the employee’s fitness for duty and any particular questions that the employer wishes the examiner to address will be gathered.  The subject of the referral will be scheduled in for evaluation, collateral data will be collected, and the evaluation will be conducted.  Generally, agencies will receive a written report within 5-10 days following the evaluation completion.