City of Massillon
Policy on Drug Free Work Place
Drug Testing of Employees

The City of Massillon recognizes that the future of the City is dependent upon the physical and psychological health of all its employees. The misuse and abuse of drugs poses a serious threat to the City, its employees, and to the citizens of Massillon.

The City of Massillon will make a good faith effort to maintain a drug free work place by complying with the requirements of the Federal Drug Free Work Place Act of 1988, enhancing the health and safety of employees and the public, and providing more cost efficient delivery of services. City employees will be required to undergo a drug screening and confirmation test, administered in accordance with City directives, upon reporting for work or during work hours when there is reasonable suspicion to believe that the employee has ingested, inhaled, or injected an illicit drug into the body, or as part of a physical examination.

It is the responsibility of each employee to report promptly to their supervisor or department head the use of any prescribed medication which may affect judgment, performance or behavior.

It is the responsibility of each employee to notify the City of any criminal drug statue conviction no later than five (5) days after such conviction. The City may impose a sanction on, or require the satisfactory participation in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program by an employee who is so convicted, or
the City may terminate their employment. Each case will be determined on a case-to-case basis.

If a City employee has a commercial Driver's License (CDL), then they will be randomly tested throughout the year. This is an ongoing process.

All prospective new employees will be tested for drugs before a job offer is finalized.

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