National Conciliation and Mediation Board
Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch II
10 July 2017
Tuguegarao City – In compliance with Republic Act 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, all personnel of the Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch II, underwent a mandatory drug testing on July 7, 2017 at the City Health Office duly authorized and accredited by the Department of Health (DOH), RCMB II Director Gil G. Caragayan said.
“All employees of the branch voluntarily submitted themselves to undergo the mandatory drug testing in support of the drug-free workplace campaign of the administration,” Caragayan added.
The National Conciliation and Mediation Board Central Office encouraged all RCMBs to conduct mandatory random drug testing in compliance with the Civil Service Commission Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 13, series of 2017. The said issuance directs all government agencies to conduct, within six months of the effectivity of said policy, a mandatory, random, and suspicion less drug testing of public officials and employees as a condition for retention in the government service.
“We are pleased to announce that all employees of the branch were found negative in our drug tests,” Caragayan said.
The CSC released the guidelines for a drug-free workplace. It also states that government agencies must conduct periodic drug testing in an interval not to exceed two years.
The guidelines cover all government officials and employees, excluding officers and members of the military, police, and other law enforcement agencies who are subjected to a different set of rules.