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Official policies of St. Mary's University

Drug-free Workplace

Approver(s):

Executive Council

Authorizes release:

Vice President for Administration and Finance

Responsible office:

Human Resources

Review cycle:

Annually or as required

Adopted:

January 1995

Last update:

October 2016

Next review:

June 2017

Related policies and additional references:

Personnel Manual; Faculty Handbook

Employees are expected and required to report to work on time and in appropriate mental and physical condition for work. It is the intent and obligation of the University to provide a drug-free, healthful, safe and secure work environment.

The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance on University premises or while conducting University business off University premises is absolutely prohibited. Violations of this policy will result in disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, and may have legal consequences for violators of the policy.

The University recognizes that drug and alcohol dependency is an illness and a major health problem. The University also recognizes that drug abuse is a potential health, safety and security problem. Those employees needing help in dealing with drug abuse or drug dependency should contact the Office of Human Resources in order to determine community drug counseling and drug assistance programs that are available.

Employees must, as a condition of employment, abide by the terms of this policy and report any conviction under a criminal drug statute for violations occurring on or off University premises while conducting University business. A report of a conviction must be made within five days after the conviction.

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