Costs of drug testing job-seeking beneficiaries

Matthew O'Leary made this Official Information Act request to Ministry of Social Development

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From: Matthew O'Leary

Dear Ministry of Social Development,

I would like to request the following information regarding the
drug testing of beneficiaries with work expectations which took
effect July 2013:

1. The cost of implementing and enforcing the policy, with a
breakdown of the costs
2. The number of beneficiaries referred to jobs which require drug
testing
3. The number of beneficiaries who passed their drug test and are
now in paid employment
4. The number of beneficiaries who failed their drug test
5. The number of beneficiaries who, after failing the drug test,
were determined to be addicted to drugs
6. The number of beneficiaries who, after failing the drug test,
were determined to be using drugs for recreational purposes
7. The amount saved (or estimated amount saved) so far from cutting
or cancelling benefits of those who have failed drug tests

Yours faithfully,

Matthew O'Leary

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Ministry of Social Development

Dear Matthew O'Leary,

Thank you for your email received 11 November 2013, under the Official Information Act 1982. Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate officials at National office to respond. You may expect a response to be sent to you as soon as possible.
 
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Official and Parliamentary Information team   |  Ministerial and Executive Services
Ministry of Social Development

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Attachment O Leary Matthew Extension Letter dated 4 December 2013.pdf
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Dear Matthew O'Leary,

Please find attached a letter regarding your Official Information Act request of 11 November 2013. This letter advises of the need to extend the time available to respond to your request until 16 January 2014.

In respect of the new due date, please note that the period commencing 25 December 2013 and ending 15 January 2014 does not count as 'working days' as defined in section 2 of the Official Information Act.
 
Regards
Official and Parliamentary Information team   |  Ministerial and Executive Services
Ministry of Social Development

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Attachment O Leary Matthew Final Response dated 9 January 2014.pdf
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Dear Matthew O'Leary,

Please find attached the Ministry's response to your Official Information Act request of 11 November 2013.
 
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Official and Parliamentary Information team   |  Ministerial and Executive Services
Ministry of Social Development

Our Purpose:
We help New Zealanders to help themselves to be safe, strong and independent
Ko ta mātou he whakamana tangata kia tū haumaru, kia tū kaha, kia tū motuhake

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