BACOLOD City – All of the 692 provincial government employees at the provincial capitol and related offices based here have already undergone drug test, Atty. Anabelle Palic, provincial human resource officer said.
Palic said the committee will discuss when to conduct the surprise drug tests for those workers assigned out of town especially those in the district hospitals.
“We will not announce when,” Palic said.
More than 2000 employees out of the total of 3000 Capitol employees will still have to undergo the drug test, she said.
Palic denied that there are some results of the drug tests that were already released.
“There are no results yet because of the bulk of those who took the tests,” she also said.
The testing center told us that maybe within the week they may release some of the results, Palic added
The provincial government spent P399 per drug test of each employee and official.
Palic also said that the drug test is a requirement for all provincial government employees.
“For new hires, it is a requirement upon entry. For existing employees there is a mandatory drug testing,” she said.
Palic said, “There is a process to be followed provided by Memorandum Circular No.13 series of 2017 of the Civil Service Commission.”
“There will be a confirmatory test for those found positive, they will undergo counseling and rehabilitation. If they violate during rehab they will be charged with grave misconduct with penalty of dismissal,” she said