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City of New Haven
Drug-free Workplace Policy
The purpose of this policy is to comply with the requirements of the Federal Drug
Free Workplace Act of 1988. This act requires that any employer receiving federal funding
must certify that it will maintain a drug-free workplace.
The Chief Administrative Officer is the issuing authority for this policy.
Daily administration is the responsibility of the Coordinators,
Department Heads and the City’s Substance Abuse Coordinator.
Notice: Pursuant to the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, this policy serves as
notification to all employees of the requirements of that act and of the City’s Drug
Free Workplace policy.
All employees, including part-time and seasonal, as a condition of employment, must abide
by the terms of this statement. Employees covered by bargaining unit agreements may
additionally be subject to drug testing in conjunction with those agreements.
A. Program Statement
The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance,
whether the employee is on or off duty, in City workplaces, vehicles and City-owned
residences, or while conducting City business off City worksites, is prohibited. It is also
prohibited for any employee to be under the influence of a controlled substance not
prescribed for him/her by a physician, while on the job or in the workplace. All employees
are expected and required to report to work on time in appropriate mental and physical
condition for work. Violations of this policy will result in disciplinary action, up to and
including termination, and certain violations may also have criminal consequences.
B. Reporting Convictions
As mandated by the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, employees, as a condition of employment,
must report any conviction under a criminal drug statute for violations occurring on or off