City of New Castle, DE
New Castle County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by The Mayor and Council of New Castle 12-6-1991 by Res. No. 91-15. Amendments noted where applicable.]
In accordance with 41 USCS 701-707, the City of New Castle, acting through the City Administrator, will provide a drug-free workplace. This drug-free workplace policy statement certifies that:
A. 
All employees of the City of New Castle will review and retain a copy of this statement. Employees are hereby notified that unlawful manufacturing, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance is prohibited when in the employ of the City of New Castle. Any employee in violation of the above statement will be subject to disciplinary action which may include termination.
B. 
The purpose of establishing a drug-free workplace is to inform city employees about:
(1) 
The serious dangers of drug abuse in the workplace.
(2) 
The city's policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace.
(3) 
Available drug counseling, rehabilitation and employee assistance programs.
(4) 
These consequences of employee drug use in the workplace (see Subsection A above).
C. 
All employees will be given a copy of this statement to retain and review.
D. 
As a condition of employment, all employees must abide by the terms of this statement and notify the City Administrator within five days of any criminal drug statute conviction of which the actual criminal conduct itself occurred in the workplace.
E. 
The City of New Castle will notify the federal granting agency within 10 days after receiving notice of any criminal drug statute conviction as detailed in Subsection D above.
F. 
The City of New Castle will, within 30 days of receiving any such notice under Subsection D above, take appropriate personnel action against an employee, which may include disciplinary action up to and including termination; and/or require such employee to participate satisfactorily in an approved drug abuse or assistance program.
G. 
The City of New Castle will make a good-faith effort to maintain a drug-free workplace through implementation of this policy statement.