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Government updating drug and alcohol policy for staff

The Government is revising its drug and alcohol policy and procedures for civil servants, a spokeswoman has confirmed, with changes to be rolled out in phases.

In response to queries, a government spokeswoman said the updated policy was intended to “harmonise existing policies to encompass all public officers”.

“The Government of Bermuda is committed to providing a safe, healthy, and productive work environment for all its employees,” she said.

“A drug and alcohol policy is not new to the Bermuda Government. The use of drugs and alcohol in the workplace is prohibited.

“Safety sensitive areas have more rigorous departmental policies, which include testing.”

However, the spokeswoman said the Government was not yet in a position to provide specifics about the policy changes, as not all of the details have been shared with staff.

“The updated policy will be rolled out in phases over an extended period of time,” she said.

“The roll-out of the policy will commence with a fulsome internal awareness effort with a view to encouraging healthy choices.

“The internal awareness campaign launched recently with a letter to the service from the Head of the Public Service.”

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Published May 17, 2024 at 7:51 am (Updated May 17, 2024 at 7:51 am)

Government updating drug and alcohol policy for staff

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