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25 years ago: Some state employees to be subject to drug testing

October 27, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Oct. 27, 1988:

  • Seventy-six employees in "safety-sensitive" positions at the Lawrence and Kansas City campuses of Kansas University were to be subject to the possibility of drug testing under a new program. Across the state, 19 agencies and more than 2,300 workers in various fields were to be covered by the program adopted this year by the Kansas Legislature. On the Lawrence campus, all the employees affected were in the KU Police Department. The testing was to be limited to all final job candidates and any current employees suspected of illegal drug use that could affect safety or work performances.
  • A second investigator had arrived at Haskell Indian Junior College in connection with conflict-of-interest charges against the school's president, Gerald Gipp. The Bureau of Indian Affairs had previously sent the first investigator, Reginald Rodriguez, to the campus to look into a Haskell instructor's charges that Gipp had pressured him to change a grade given to Gipp's daughter. The second investigator, Woodrow Hopper, was "doing a follow-up of the original investigation," according to Van Peters, the BIA official who was serving as Haskell's acting president during Gipp's assignment to Washington, D.C.

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