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The City strongly encourages employees who believe that they have a problem with alcohol or drugs – legal or illegal – to seek assistance before a violation of this Policy is found. For those employees who self-identify a substance-abuse problem to the City, the use of accrued paid time off may be allowed, the employee may be placed on an authorized leave of absence, and sources of help may be provided. The employee would be referred for a medical assessment and possible counseling and rehabilitation, and would, if retained, be subject to possible re-testing during and after rehabilitation, and would – at the City’s sole discretion – be subject to continued employment provided the employee completed all prescribed treatments, passes all required drug testing, and fully cooperates in the counseling and rehabilitation program at all times.