Job order employees dismissed

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San Carlos City Mayor Renato Gustilo yesterday said that 10 job order workers of the city government were dismissed from service after testing positive for illegal drugs, said Mayor Renato Gustilo.

He said the 10 JOs were among the 70 to 80 employees who underwent drug testing last week.

The city government of San Carlos conducted a surprise drug test on July 29 at the Covered Court in Barangay 6. | City PIO

Gustilo said it is standard operating procedure of the city government to dismiss employees from their jobs if they tested positive for use of illegal drugs.

The mayor encouraged those dismissed from their jobs to undergo spiritual counselling and seminar initiated by a Church-based organization in San Carlos City, to have the chance of getting re-hired.

The city government conducts random drug testing annually to ensure that none of its employees is hooked into illegal drugs, Gustilo said.

He added that the dismissed JOs were assigned at the Bantay Dagat, City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office and City Environment Office.

Mayor Gustilo also said that they are waiting for the results of another drug testing conducted among the city hall employees on July 30, that is expected to be released this week. – GB