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(A) The city may require a current city employee to undergo drug and alcohol testing if there is reasonable suspicion that the employee is under the influence of drugs or alcohol during working hours. REASONABLE SUSPICION means an articulate belief based on specific facts and reasonable inferences drawn from those facts, that an employee is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
(B) Circumstances which constitute a basis for determining reasonable suspicion may include, but are not limited to:
(1) A pattern of abnormal or erratic behavior;
(2) Information provided by a reliable and credible source;
(3) A work-related accident;
(4) Direct observation of drug or alcohol use; or
(5) Presence of the physical symptoms of drug or alcohol use (i.e., glassy or bloodshot eyes, alcohol odor on breath, slurred speech, poor coordination and/or reflexes).
(C) Supervisors are required to detail in writing, the specific facts, symptoms or observations which formed the basis for their determination that reasonable suspicion existed to warrant the testing of an employee. This documentation shall be forwarded to the appropriate department head or designated alternate.
(1994 Code, § 4-506) (Ord. 527, passed 6-27-1995)