Come January, Wilmore will begin to implement a strict drug and alcohol policy that will require random drug testing of city employees each month.
The Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace, certified by the Kentucky League of Cities, is part of Wilmore’s new adopted personnel manual. It will impose random drug testing once a month within each city department as well as a possible order by Mayor Harold Rainwater that would test all employees upfront.
“It’s a major step forward,” said Dave Carlstedt, director of utilities and public works. “It wasn’t that we didn’t have a policy, but it’s gone from six to seven paragraphs to 17 pages of policy.”
Before implementing the program, all employees will have to undergo a training session with the Kentucky League of Cities, Carlstedt said.