How often and how effectively does the Town of Derry test employees for drug and alcohol abuse?
These questions were brought forth by resident Mike Gill at the June 18 Town Council meeting. Gill brought a petition before the Council asking for the town to establish an alcohol-and drug-free workplace policy, and if there is no town-wide drug testing policy for pre-employment, to establish one.
In the public comment portion of the meeting, Gill recommended that the town establish a drug-and alcohol-free workplace policy, and also have pre-employment drug and alcohol screening for all town departments.
Gill said he had spoken with Human Resources Director Larry Budreau, and commended him for his “prompt and courteous” reply. Budreau said currently the only town-mandated pre-employment screenings are for the Fire Department and for those Public Works employees who carry a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License).