Table of contents: alphabetical Table of contents: department


HRM - Drugs and Alcohol


Subject Area: Workplace Policies
Policy Title: Drugs and Alcohol
Policy / Procedure No: HRM025
Responsible Office: HRM, Division of Sponsored Programs

PURPOSE: To define the drugs and alcohol policy for University.

SCOPE: Entire University community.


1. Unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in or on any University property. Using alcohol while on University property is prohibited except where specifically authorized by the University. No employee may report to work while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.

2. Violation of these regulations may be reason to require evaluation/treatment for substance abuse. Any University employee or student determined to have violated this policy may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.

3. In compliance with the Drug Free Workplace Act, the University, as a federal contractor, must meet special requirements for employees working directly on a federal contract or grant. The Division of Sponsored Programs will disseminate information on compliance steps to all principal investigators. The Act requires that an employee directly engaged in grant or contract performance must notify his/her employer of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five days after the conviction.

The University must notify any federal contracting agency within ten days of receiving 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 University will take appropriate action up to and including dismissal and/or require participation in an approved abuse assistance or rehabilitation program.