Drug-Free Workplace Policy

The College affirms its responsibility and commitment to maintain a drug-free workplace. The College prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of controlled substances on College property or while conducting College business off College premises. The College Board of Governors require strict compliance to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989, Public Law 101-226, as the same may from time to time be amended.

Drug-Free Workplace Procedure

An employee needing help with drug dependency is encouraged to seek assistance (either through their health insurance plan or whatever is appropriate). An employee voluntarily seeking such help shall not receive any type of reprimand and no mention of the issue shall appear in the employee’s personnel record.

The College shall notify, as required by law or government regulation, any of its federal contracting or granting agencies of any criminal convictions of employees for illegal drug activity in the workplace within ten (10) working days of learning about the conviction. The term conviction means a finding of guilt (including a plea of nolo contendere) or imposition of sentence or both by any judicial body charged with the responsibility to determine violation of the federal or state criminal drug statutes.

All employees, as a condition of employment, shall report to their immediate supervisor any criminal drug conviction within five (5) working days after the conviction. This requirement is mandated by the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988.

An employee violating this procedure or convicted of a criminal drug offense in the workplace is subject to appropriate personnel or disciplinary action to include satisfactory participation in a drug rehabilitation program and/or termination.

Board Adopted 5/15/14
Cabinet Adopted 4/2/14