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Mayor Megan Barry Executive Order Number 008

THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY

MEGAN BARRY, MAYOR

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

I, Megan Barry, Mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me, do hereby find, direct and order the following:

II. 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 Driver’s License and those employees that work in positions deemed Public Health and Safety (PHS) sensitive 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 Procedures by reference for identifying positions as Public, Health, and Safety, including any subsequent revisions to the procedure(s).

1. Positions are determined to be Public Health and Safety positions by the Human Resources Department and the Metropolitan Legal Department.

2. Classifications deemed Public Health and Safety positions have some degree of responsibility for the health and safety of the public or perform work which may involve a higher than normal degree of risk.

V. 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 Public Health and Safety sensitive employees and those with a Commercial Driver’s 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. All Public Health and Safety sensitive employees and those with 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 Public Health and Safety sensitive employees and those with a Commercial Driver’s 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 Public Health and Safety sensitive employees and those with a Commercial Driver’s 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 Public Health and Safety sensitive employees and those with a Commercial Driver’s 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 Driver’s 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:

Megan Barry
Metropolitan County Mayor

Date: February 24, 2016