Drug Free Workplace

 DRUG-FREE Workplace Policy


  • 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 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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