4 Aug 2017

Drug tests for American Samoa Govt workers possible

11:27 am on 4 August 2017

Random drug testing of American Samoa government employees is one of the recommendations from a committee looking at ways to combat the drug problem in the territory.

Drug testing

Drug testing Photo: Photosport

The committee hopes to finalise its action plan by the end of the week with a presentation to Governor Lolo Moliga.

A member of the group, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the committee was making a strong recommendation for the testing of government employees.

The Attorney General's Office is being asked to review whether such a decision can be achieved through an executive order or whether legislation is needed.

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