Drug-Free Workplace Policy

Drug-Free Workplace Policy

The College prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by any employee (faculty or staff) on its property or as any part of its activities.  Under local, state, or federal law, those individuals who violate this policy are subject to the full range of criminal penalties including fines and imprisonment.  In addition to criminal penalties, violators of this policy may be subject to College disciplinary action up to and including termination.

The use of alcohol by employees while on College owned or controlled property, includng meal periods and breaks, is absolutely prohibited except when authorized by the College for approved College functions.  Authorization is obtained through the office of the Chancellor.  No employee will report to work while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.

In order to comply with federal law and state policy, the College requires that an employee notify a supervisor in writing of any criminal drug statute conviction no later than five days after such a conviction.  The College must notify any federal contracting agency within ten days of having received notice that an employee engaged in the performance of such contract has had a criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace.  The College will impose sanctions on or require satisfactory participation in a drug/alcohol abuse assistance or rehabilitation program by any employee who is so convicted.

Violations of these rules by an employee will be reason for evaluation/treatment for a substance use disorder or for disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.  This policy applies to all employees.