June 7, 1999
teamlinks/DFWP/notice to applicants and employees
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS AND EMPLOYEES
ABOUT THE CITY OF GAINESVILLE'S
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE PROGRAM
In a commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, and to provide a safe working environment for everyone,
a Drug-Free Workplace Program has been established by the City of Gainesville. This program is implemented
pursuant to the Drug-Free Workplace Program requirements under § 440.102, Fla. Stat., the applicable rules of the
agency for Health Care Administration, the Department of Labor and Employment Security and the U.S.
Department of Transportation Regulations and Florida Statutes, Chapter 316.
The Program provides for the following:
The City prohibits its employees from illegally or improperly using, possessing, selling, manufacturing,
or distributing drugs on its property, or while its employees are at work. It is also against City policy
to report to work or to work under the influence of drugs. It is a condition of employment to refrain
from using illegal drugs or alcohol on the job, or abusing legal drugs on or off the job such that it
affects the job. If an injured worker refuses to submit to a test for drugs or alcohol authorized under
the program and addendum thereto, he may forfeit his eligibility for medical and indemnity benefits.
The drug use prohibitions and the testing procedures provided for under this Program may involve
the following drugs:
Cocaine (coke, crack)
To ensure that drugs and alcohol do not enter or affect the workplace, the City reserves the right to
conduct reasonable searches of all vehicles, containers, lockers, or other items on City property in
furtherance of this program. Individuals may be requested t