STATE BOARD FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION
APPROVED: February 9, 1989
EFFECTIVE: February 9, 1989
REPEALED: September 14, 2000
READOPTED: August 25, 2001
REFERENCES: Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, 102, Stat. 4304
/ Joe D. May /
Joe D. May
The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in the workplace.
This policy applies to all employees at the eleven state system community colleges and on the System central staff.
Observance of this policy is a condition of employment and violation of such will subject the employee to appropriate disciplinary action which may include termination.
Pursuant to law, any employee who is convicted under any criminal drug statute for a violation occurring in the workplace must notify the college/System president of such no later than five days after the conviction. The college/System president must notify any federal contracting agency under which the employee works within ten days after receiving notice of such conviction. Employees who work under a federal contract must be provided with a copy of this policy statement.
The colleges and central office shall establish a drug-free awareness program which will inform all employees about this policy. The program will also inform employees about the dangers of drug abuse and about available drug counseling, rehabilitation, and employee assistance programs.
The System president shall promulgate any procedures which may be necessary to implement this policy.