Drug & alcohol pathology/testing at Invercargill City Council

Lynn Worthington made this Official Information request to Invercargill City Council

Currently waiting for a response from Invercargill City Council, they must respond promptly and normally no later than (details and exceptions).

From: Lynn Worthington

Dear Invercargill City Council,

Please supply the following information under the [Official Information Act (OIA) / Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act (LGOIMA)]:
1. Does the organisation carry out drugs and alcohol testing (among employees or other persons)?
2. If drug and alcohol testing does take place at the organisation:
a. Who currently provides the testing service i.e., name of service provider(s)?
b. For each (named) service provider:
i. What is the nature of the drug & alcohol testing service delivered e.g., saliva, urine, breath and alcohol and synthetic cannabinoids?
ii. In what geographic location(s) is the service delivered?
iii. Is the service provided under contract? If yes:
1. How many contracts does the provider have with your organisation?
2. What is the term of that/those contract(s)?
3. What is the dollar value of that/those contract(s)?
4. Are there options for renewing that/those contract(s)?
c. What organisation(s)/company(ies) previously conducted drug and alcohol testing for your organisation (repeat all of ‘b’ for previous service providers)?
If you need any more information from me, please let me know as soon as possible.
I understand that a decision on a request for information under the [OIA/LGOIMA] should be made within 20 working days of receiving that request.
If you do not normally deal with official information requests, or you need advice on dealing with this request, guidance is available from the Ombudsman at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz.

Yours faithfully,
Lynn Worthington

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From: Michelle Sievwright
Invercargill City Council

Good morning Lynn

I acknowledge receipt of your official information request dated 4 May 2021 for information on drug and alcohol testing at Invercargill City Council.

We received your request on 5 May 2021. We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and in any event no later than 2 June 2021, being 20 working days after the day your request was received. If we are unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of an extension of that timeframe.

Your request is being handled by the People and Capabilities Team. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact them on 03 211 1777. If any additional factors come to light which are relevant to your request, please do not hesitate to contact us so that these can be taken into account.

Kind regards


Michelle Sievwright
Governance and Administration Associate
Invercargill City Council
[email address]
P: 032111777 D: 032111672 M: 021606061
101 Esk Street, Invercargill, 9810 Private Bag 90104

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