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Rethinking Preemployment Drug Screenings

April 8, 2021

Via: HR Hero

A job in the White House is a dream come true for many young Americans interested in a career in politics or simply interested in the networking and educational benefits such a position can offer. But for at least five White House staffers, that dream had a rude and an unexpected awakening.

Sanctioning Employees for Legal Drug Use?

“White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Friday five White House staffers were ‘no longer employed’ over their use of marijuana as part of a vetting process for security clearance, as the Biden administration comes under fire over reports that numerous young staffers have been penalized for past marijuana use (including in states where it’s legal) even though they were told they wouldn’t be,” writes Nicholas Reimann in a March 19, 2021, article for Forbes.

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