Drug-Free Work Place

No. 3-30a   Rev.  10-27-92     Date  4-13-89     


I. RATIONALE

The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 was passed by the U.S. Congress in the autumn of 1988 and became effective March 18, 1989. The following policy is adopted to comply with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and rules issued by the Department of Defense. It is the policy of Weber State University to maintain a drug-free workplace. Employees are required to report to work fit to perform their duties in a safe and efficient manner. Weber State University interprets "employees" in the broadest sense to include all individuals who receive any reimbursement from the university for their services.

II. REFERENCES

  • PPM 3-30, Personal Conduct
  • PPM 3-33, Discipline
  • PPM 9 (all), Academic Freedom, Rights, Responsibilities and Due Process
  • Student Alcohol and Drug Policy

III. POLICY

A. The University strictly prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of controlled substances or being under the influence thereof on the Weber State University Campus or at any Weber State University worksite.

B. All employees of the University are subject to the terms of this policy.

C. As a condition of employment, all employees of the University must notify the Director of Human Resources no later than five (5) days after a criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring at a Weber State University worksite.

D. Any employee who is convicted of a worksite drug abuse violation will be required to participate satisfactorily at his/her own expense in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program and/or will have disciplinary sanctions imposed up to and/or including termination of employment.

IV. PROCEDURES

A. The drug-free workplace policy will be distributed to all current and future Weber State University employees. Responsibility for distribution is as follows:

  1. Salaried employees - Human Resources Department
  2. Hourly Student and Nonstudent Employees - Career Services
  3. Adjunct Faculty - Academic Departments
  4. Work-Study employees - Financial Aid Department

B. Upon notice of a conviction of any employee for a criminal drug violation occurring at a University worksite, the University is required to do the following:

1. Impose sanctions and/or require the satisfactory participation in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program at employees expense within 30 days of such notice.
2. If the convicted employee receives Federal funds, the Office of Grants and Contracts will notify the appropriate Federal agency within ten (10) days.



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