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 Use of Drugs, Narcotics, or Intoxicating Beverages

In a good faith effort to continue to maintain a drug-free workplace and in compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (Pub.L. 100-690, Title V, Subtitle D), the following notice is issued and is applicable to all employees of the College District:


  • The District prohibits the unlawful manufacture, possession, consumption, distribution, dispensation, sale or use of a controlled substance, as that term is defined in state and federal law, on all District premises and worksites or at any College-related activity/event.
  • As a condition of employment with the District, each employee agrees (1) to abide by the terms of the requirements and prohibitions set out in this statement; and (2) notify the District through the immediate supervisor of any criminal drug statue conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five days after such conviction.
  • Within 30 days of receiving such notice of a conviction for drug statute violation occurring in the workplace, the District will either (1) take appropriate personnel action against such an employee, up to and including termination from employment; or (2) require such employee to participate satisfactorily in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program approved for such purposes by a federal, state, local health, law enforcement, or other appropriate agency.

The College has developed a drug abuse prevention and drug-free awareness program accessible to any officer, employee or student of the College. Employees may contact the Benefits Office in the Human Resources Department for information regarding the program.


College sanctions on drug and alcohol use on Campus are as follows:


  • Take appropriate personnel action against an employee, up to and including termination of employment;
  • Take appropriate action against a student, up to and including suspension and/or expulsion;
  • Referral for prosecution; and/or
  • Require the employee to participate in a licensed chemical-dependency treatment/rehabilitation program.

Note: Chemical dependency is covered under the College’s group insurance program. Voluntary submission to such treatment will not in and of itself result in disciplinary action.


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