Drug Free Workplace

  DRUG-FREE Workplace Policy

 

 

 

 

 

It is Milwaukee County's goal and obligation to provide a safe and secure workplace, to reduce employee absenteeism, to increase productivity and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations; including the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.

 

 

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.

It is Milwaukee County Policy That

  • 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.

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