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Past use of weed not disqualifying for the feds

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:39 pm
by Nony
Thought this was sort of interesting:

OPM Memo States Marijuana Is Not a Disqualifier for Federal Employment

I doubt it's a major difference from previous policies, it's not exactly a ringing endorsement and apparently you still can't smoke while working for the feds, but it was sort of interesting (in a good way) to see it actually get written down.

Re: Past use of weed not disqualifying for the feds

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:47 pm
by BlendedUnicorn
a little surprising this had to get a memo. i had thought that only the fbi (and presumably fbi's malformed clones like ATF and DEA) had a zero historical use policy

Re: Past use of weed not disqualifying for the feds

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:55 pm
by Nony
I think DOD did. Anyway, like I said, I don’t think it’s actually very different from practice, but saying it out loud is different from individual agencies/evaluators exercising discretion.