Workplace Testing of Correctional Officers for Alcohol and Illegal Drugs

08 June 2018

The State Government has announced it intends to introduce its zero tolerance policy on drugs in prisons. This would include workplace testing of Correctional Officers, staff and contractors for alcohol and illegal drugs.

Amendments to the Correctional Services Act are currently before the Parliament to provide the legal basis of the change.

As with any workplace change DCS is obligated to consult with the PSA and members under the “Consultative Process” prescribed in the SA Modern Public Sector Enterprise Agreement: Salaried 2017.

The PSA is arranging appropriate consultation with the Department.