Employee Rights and Responsibilities
Special Provision for Grant Employees
Drug-Free College No employee will inappropriately possess, use, be under the influence of, dispense, distribute or manufacture any controlled substances, alcohol or drugs in the workplace or at any college-sponsored activity or function.
Any employee who is convicted of unlawfully possessing, using, dispensing, distributing or manufacturing any controlled substances, drugs or alcohol in the workplace must notify the Vice President of Human Resources in writing within five calendar days of the conviction.
Violations of this policy will follow the disciplinary and termination procedures as disseminated in the Employee Guidebooks and applicable collective bargaining agreements.
At the college’s discretion and on approval of the Vice President of Human Resources, the employee may be required to satisfactorily participate in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program designated by the college and approved for such purposes by a federal, state or local health, law enforcement or other appropriate agency as a condition of continued employment. Satisfactory participation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis depending on the extent of debilitation and the nature of the program.
The appropriate disciplinary or referral action will be taken as necessary. Discipline will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis depending on the extent of debilitation and the nature of the program. Discipline may vary from a written warning to unpaid suspension and/or termination of employment.
In the case of a federal grant or contract, the college will notify the appropriate federal contract or grant agency within 10 calendar days of receiving notification of the conviction.
Please see Board Policy 15-30 and Board Procedure 15-30 for further information.