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In order to provide a drug-free workplace, the following policy has been drawn to reiterate and state in a more formal way the work-related effects of drug use and unlawful possession of controlled substances on city premises, or while conducting city business.
(A) Employees are expected and required to report to work on time and in appropriate mental and physical condition for work. It is the city’s intent and obligation to provide a drug-free, healthful, safe and secure work environment.
(B) The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance on city premises or while conducting city business off city premises is absolutely prohibited. Violations of this policy will result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination, and may have legal consequences.
(C) The city recognizes drug dependency as an illness and a major health problem. The city also recognizes drug abuse as a potential health, safety and security problem. Employees needing help in dealing with such problems are encouraged to use the city’s employee assistance program and health insurance plans, as appropriate. Conscientious efforts to seek such help will not jeopardize any employee’s job.
(D) Employees must, as a condition of employment, abide by the terms of the above policy and report any conviction under a criminal drug statute for violations occurring on or off city premises while conducting city business. A report of a conviction must be made within five days after the conviction.
(E) Appropriate personnel action against any employee convicted of a criminal drug offense will be taken within 30 days of the date the employer learns of conviction. Such action can range from discharge to a requirement of satisfactory participation in a drug abuse, assistance or rehabilitation program.
(1984 Code, § 33.35) (Ord. O-28-17, passed 11-28-2017)