Drug Free Workplace

 It is Milwaukee County policy that:

  • The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation or use of a controlled substance by an employee while on Milwaukee County premises or business is forbidden.
  • Violations of this policy will result in disciplinary action, up to and including discharge. 

  • An employee may also be subject to criminal prosecution.

  • Milwaukee County recognizes substance abuse as an illness, and as a potential safety problem. 

  • You are encouraged to contact the Employee Assistance Program, at 1-800-622-7276 for confidential help.

  • The Employee Assistance Program is a free service for all Milwaukee County employees and their eligible family members. All of the health insurance plans offered by Milwaukee County to its employees cover substance abuse treatment. You should check your plan to determine the level of coverage and whether there are any special requirements prior to seeking substance abuse treatment.


For areas funded by a grant received directly from the federal government or through a federal contract of $100,000 or more.



The Drug-Free Workplace Act mandates the Following:

  • Employees are required to attend a drug awareness program provided by their departments at least once annually;
  • Employees are required to report any criminal drug conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace to their department head or his/her designee no later than five days after the conviction;

  • The department head or his/her designee must then report the conviction to the grant administrator within ten days of notification, and must take appropriate action against an employee within thirty days.

  • It is a condition of employment that employees abide by the terms of this policy and notify their supervisors of any criminal drug conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five days after such a conviction, or face disciplinary action as noted above.


The Milwaukee County Drug-Free Workplace Policy was passed by County Board Resolution File No. 89-889 on November 6, 1989.





Milwaukee County is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that is actively seeking qualified applicants for various positions throughout County government. Milwaukee County does not discriminate based on age, ancestry/national origin, arrest/conviction record, color, creed, disability, marital status, military membership, race, sex or sexual orientation.


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