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EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 011

THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY

KARL F. DEAN , MAYOR

Subject: Alcohol and Controlled Substance Testing for Non-Civil Service Positions that require a Commercial Driver’s License

I, Karl Dean, Mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me, do hereby amend former Mayor Bredesen Executive Order No. 95-01 and find, direct and order the following:

I. It is the policy of Metropolitan Government to maintain a workplace that is free from the effects of drug and alcohol abuse.

II. Civil Service Substance Abuse Policy 6.1 establishes a Substance Abuse Policy for Civil Service Employees of the Metropolitan Government.

III. This Executive Order applies to all employees of the Metropolitan Government with a Commercial Drivers License who are not already covered by Civil Service Substance Abuse Policy 6.1, excluding the following: Nashville Electric Service, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency, Metropolitan Transit Authority, Metropolitan Sports Authority, Metropolitan Hospital Authority, non-professional employees of the Board of Health, and elected officials.

IV. This Executive Order incorporates Civil Service Substance Abuse Policy 6.1 by reference, including any subsequent revisions to the policy. Civil Service Substance Abuse Policy 6.1 is available for viewing through the Metropolitan Government’s website.

1. All employees with a Commercial Drivers License shall be subject to reasonable suspicion and critical incident testing pursuant to the procedures set forth in Civil Service Substance Abuse Policy 6.1.
2. Employees in safety-sensitive positions that require a Commercial Driver’s License are also subject to pre-appointment and random testing pursuant to the procedures set forth in Civil Service Substance Abuse Policy 6.1 and the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991.
3. All employees with a Commercial Drivers License shall be subject to return to duty and follow-up testing pursuant to the procedures set forth in Civil Service Substance Abuse Policy 6.1.
4. All employees with a Commercial Drivers License are required to immediately report to their supervisor the use of prescription or over-the-counter medication that could impair the employee’s ability to safely and effectively perform his/her job duties pursuant to the procedures set forth in Civil Service Substance Abuse Policy 6.1.
5. All employees with a Commercial Drivers License are subject to the consequences of a positive test, including re-tests, return to work and follow-up tests and/or disciplinary action. In addition, employees with a Commercial Drivers License are subject to suspension of operating a Metropolitan Government vehicle, confidentiality, and the training provisions as set forth in Civil Service Substance Abuse Policy 6.1.

Ordered, Effective and Issued:

Karl F. Dean
Mayor

Date: March 17, 2008