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Upon the first confirmed determination that an employee is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the city shall refer the employee to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for assessment, counseling and rehabilitation. All costs associated with the EAP shall be assumed by the employee. Participation in an EAP is voluntary and no disciplinary action may be taken against an employee for failure to begin or complete an EAP program. Disciplinary action based on a violation of the city’s drug and alcohol policy is not automatically suspended by an employee’s participation in an EAP and may be imposed when warranted.
(1994 Code, § 4-511) (Ord. 527, passed 6-27-1995)