Grant Administration: Section 4.8 Drug-Free Workplace Policy

A Drug-Free Workplace Policy must be formally adopted by the grantee, if one does not exist. The policy should include procedures for providing a statement notifying employees that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in the grantee’s workplace and specifying the actions that will be taken against employees for violation of such prohibition.

Grantees should work with their solicitor or other appropriate counsel to develop such a policy. Each municipality is likely to have differing circumstances to consider in developing the procedures in its own local policy. The U.S. Department of Health of Human Services provides guidance and information to help develop and sustain a successful drug-free workplace via its website toolkit. That toolkit is available as Attachment 4-14 Drug-Free Workplace Toolkit.

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