A. Falsification and Omissions – Applicants will be removed from the eligibility list for any of the following reasons:
1. At any stage of the background investigation process, the applicant provides substantially inconsistent responses regarding illegal drug(s) or alcohol used or purchased by the applicant, as an adult.
2. At any stage of the background investigation process, the applicant fails to disclose or acknowledge any disqualifying behavior or activity on the part of the applicant, as an adult, relative to, and governed by, any of the Background Removal Standards or provides false information on documentation or to background personnel.
3. Failure or refusal to answer or respond to oral or written questions during any phase of the selection process.
4. Any attempt to distort the polygraph examination results.
For purposes of this standard, and Background Removal Standard G., the “use” of drugs occurs when an applicant smokes, puffs, ingests, tastes, injects, inhales, or otherwise tries, any illegal drug, including but not limited to, marijuana, cocaine, anabolic steroids, or chemical inhalants.