Pre-Employment Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy




Applies To

City Departments under the jurisdiction of the Mayor and City Council.


Establishes policy, roles and responsibilities for conducting pre-employment drug & alcohol tests on prospective employees. Abuse of drugs and alcohol is a nationwide problem. It affects persons of every age, race, sex and ethnic group. It poses risks to the health and safety of employees of the City of Minneapolis and to the public. To reduce those risks, the City adopts this policy concerning drugs and alcohol in the workplace. This policy establishes standards concerning drugs and alcohol testing which all job applicants for positions covered by this policy must meet.

This drug and alcohol testing policy is intended to conform to the provisions of the Minnesota Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace Act (Minnesota Statutes, §§ 181.950 to 181.957), as well as the requirements of the federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-690, Title V, Subtitle D) and related federal regulations.


Council Approval Date: August 22, 2008

Effective Date: November 1, 2008

Last Revision Date: August 22, 2008

Key Words

"Pre-Employment"; "Drug and Alcohol Testing"; "Certified Result"; "Chemical Dependency"; "Drug-Free Workplace"; "Positive Test Result"; "Valid Sample"; "Substance Abuse"; "Alcohol"; "Drug"; "Appeals Procedure"


Policy Review Group Approval

• March 4, 2008

Policy Document

Drug and Alcohol Policy (pdf)

Procedures and Forms

Pre-Employment Drug and Alcohol Testing Procedures (pdf)

Notification & Consent Form for Pre-Employment Drug and Alcohol Testing (doc)

Supporting References

Minnesota Statutes §181.950 to 181.957 Minnesota Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace Act

Public Law 100-690, Title V, Subtitle D Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988

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