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File #: 2021-3337    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Action
File created: 11/2/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 2/8/2022 Final action:
Title: Commission District(s): All Commission Districts A Resolution to request that the CEO amend the administrative regulations of the County, to the extent permitted by law, to exclude marijuana testing from pre-employment substance detection testing for positions that are not safety-sensitive.
Attachments: 1. Substitute 2021 11.16 Item 2021-3337, 2. Resolution to Amend DeKalb Substance Detection Regulations

Substitute

Public Hearing:  YES      NO                                                   Department: Board of Commissioners - District 6                                     

 

SUBJECT:

Title

Commission District(s): All Commission Districts

A Resolution to request that the CEO amend the administrative regulations of the County, to the extent

permitted by law, to exclude marijuana testing from pre-employment substance detection testing for positions

that are not safety-sensitive.

Body

 

Information Contact: Commissioner Ted Terry

Phone Number: 404-371-4909

 

PURPOSE:

The Board of Commissioners believes that it is in the best interests of the citizens and employees of DeKalb
County that the Chief Executive Officer amend the administrative regulations of the County, to the extent
permitted by law, to exclude marijuana testing from pre-employment substance detection testing for County
positions that are not safety-sensitive.

 

NEED/IMPACT:

This item approval will impact the competitiveness for DeKalb County Government departments to attract and

retain top tier talent by removing antiquated barriers that impede the timeliness of the hiring process and

increase third party vendor costs.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

Not known at this time.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Recommended Action

Adopt the attached Resolution to request that the Chief Executive Officer amend the administrative regulations of the County, to the extent permitted by law, to exclude marijuana testing from pre-employment substance detection testing for positions that are not safety-sensitive.