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NCJ Number: 134276 Find in a Library
Title: Employee Drug Testing Survey
Corporate Author: Kentucky Corrections Cabinet
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Kentucky Corrections Cabinet
Frankfort, KY 40601
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Kentucky Corrections Cabinet conducted a survey of its employees to determine attitudes toward drug testing, when testing should take place, and the range of consequences for testing positive.
Abstract: This survey was sent to 2,913 employees of the Corrections Cabinet. Of these, 1,767 responded. Results show that 52 percent of all respondents are in support of testing applicants for employment, although there is some difference of opinion concerning the conditions under which the test should be administered. Fourteen percent support drug testing for anyone who is suspected of substance abuse. Nine percent are against drug testing in any form or under any circumstance, and 3 percent believe that drug testing should be on a voluntary basis for all employees. The majority of employees who responded believe that if a job applicant is positive on drug tests, he/she should not be employed. Twenty-three percent believe that the person should be hired, but be required to receive treatment as a condition of their employment. Only 7 percent believe that the applicant should be hired anyway without any specific condition for treatment. 3 tables and 7 figures
Main Term(s): Employee drug testing
Index Term(s): Correctional facility surveys; Corrections personnel evaluation; Kentucky; Substance abuse in the workplace
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