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Board Sets New Drug Testing Policy

Post Date:10/09/2006 8:30 AM
The Board of Supervisors has approved pre-employment drug screening for all job candidates, effective November 1, 2006.

This program is a logical extension of the combined efforts of the city and many local groups focused on combating drug use in our community, particularly methamphetamine. And as an “employer of choice”, the city’s screening will help to ensure a drug-free workplace for all of its employees.

Presently, several other Nevada counties conduct pre-employment screening and the State of Nevada plans to seek legislative approval in the ’07 session to introduce testing for all of its job candidates. Carson City currently does pre-employment screening only for those applying for public safety positions.
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