Drug-free and alcohol-free workplace

The city is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for its employees. The influence of alcohol, use of illegal drugs, and misuse of legal drugs create an impairment that subjects fellow employees, property, and the public to risks of injury or damages that would not exist in an alcohol- and drug-free workplace.

Under city ordinances, policies, and procedures, employees who violate these standards of conduct are subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the uniform disciplinary code. For the purposes of detecting alcohol and illegal drug use/abuse, a drug and/or breath alcohol test (BAT) will be requested. Refusal to submit to a drug test or BAT shall be immediate grounds for dismissal.

In meeting its responsibilities to employees, the city has an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that assists employees seeking help for abuse of alcohol or drugs. Once identified, these problems shall be addressed. In addition, a list of providers for counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation services will be provided to employees upon request. For more information, refer to CAO Policy 7: Revised Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace Policy.

Code of Ordinances, Sec. 21-52. – Drug free workplace policy.
CAO Policy 07: Revised Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace Policy