The College supports and endorses the Federal Drug-Free
Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act amendments
The College, in fulfilling the requirements thereof, states
the following regarding the work- related effects of drug use and the
unlawful possession of controlled substances on company premises.
- Employees are expected and required to report to work
on time and in an appropriate mental and physical condition for work.
It is our intent and obligation to provide a drug-free, healthful,
safe, and secure work environment.
- The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation,
possession, or use of a controlled substance on College premises or
while conducting College business off College premises is absolutely
prohibited. Violations of this policy will result in disciplinary action,
up to and including termination, and may have legal consequences.
- In the event a supervisor of an employee has a
reasonable basis to believe that an employee possesses or is under
the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol on the job, the supervisor
may send the employee home, with an escort if appropriate, require
a test by urinalysis or blood sample to determine the presence of
drugs or alcohol, or take other action reasonably believed necessary
under the circumstances. The
determination of a reason to believe that a person is under the influence
of drugs or alcohol includes, but is not limited to, any of the following
criteria: slurred speech, smell of alcohol, impaired motor coordination,
radical mood swings, disorientation, change in demeanor, bloodshot
or dilated eyes, and other similar observations. Supervisors
will be educated to recognize these and other signposts or symptoms
of drug or alcohol use/abuse.
- The College recognizes drug dependency as an illness
and a potential health, safety, and security problem. Employees needing
help in dealing with such problems are encouraged to use our employee
assistance program in health services and health insurance plans, as
appropriate. Conscientious efforts to seek such help will not jeopardize
any employee's job, and will not be noted in any non-medical record.
- Employees must, as a condition of employment, abide
by the terms of the above policy and report any conviction under a
criminal drug statute for violations occurring on or off College premises
while conducting College business. A report of a conviction must be
made to the Director of Human Resources within five (5) days after
- An employee who violates this policy, including a refusal
to submit to alcohol/drug testing upon request, will be subject to
appropriate disciplinary action including suspension, demotion, non-renewal
Adopted March 20, 1989
Reviewed July 11, 1989
Revised June 19, 2000
Revised July 21, 2003
Revised August 13, 2007