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4014.0  Drug-Free Workplace

Danville Area Community College recognizes that substance abuse poses a serious threat to the College's goal of providing a safe and productive workplace for all employees. In order to provide a workplace free of drugs, the Danville Area Community College Board of Trustees prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance and the abuse of legal drugs and alcohol while on Danville Area Community College owned or supervised property, and while on College business. Employees are also prohibited from using alcohol while on Danville Area Community College owned or supervised grounds at any time, including meal periods and breaks, except where authorized by the College for approved College functions. Employees are further prohibited from reporting to work while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.

Furthermore, any employee, if convicted of a criminal drug offense that occurred in the workplace, shall, within five days of the conviction, notify the Director of Personnel of said conviction. Upon notification, the Director of Personnel shall inform the Federal government of the conviction. For the purposes of this notice requirement, a conviction includes a finding of guilt, a no contest plea, and/or an imposition of sentence by any judicial body for any violation of a criminal statute involving the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of controlled substances.

An employee who violates any aspect of this Policy Statement will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge and referral for prosecution. Additionally, if deemed appropriate by the College under the particular circumstances, an employee who violates this Policy Statement may be required to participate in and complete a substance abuse assistance or rehabilitation program to the satisfaction of the College. The Board supports the drug and alcohol awareness workshops and seminars, as required by the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, which are periodically offered to employees free of charge under the direction of Health Services. The Board also supports the Health Services' efforts to make substance abuse pamphlets and brochures available to employees and students.

Procedure

Danville Area Community College works to maintain a drug-free workplace for all College employees and students. The College has established an education and training program in an effort to ensure that all College individuals are aware of issues regarding alcohol and drug use/abuse in the workplace, including:

1.The dangers

2.The policy of the College regarding a drug-free workplace

3.The availability of alcohol and drug counseling and rehabilitation programs

4.The penalties that may be imposed upon employees for alcohol and drug

abuse violations.

Each employee of the College receives a written copy of the Policy Statement regarding a drug-free workplace, which includes the penalties for violating the policy. Each employee is made aware that information regarding the dangers of alcohol and drug use/abuse in the workplace and alcohol and drug abuse counseling and rehabilitation is available through the

Health Services Office. Each employee is notified that as a condition of employment he/she must abide by the Policy Statement, including notifying the employer of a conviction for a violation of a criminal drug statute in the workplace no later than five days after such conviction.

Danville Area Community College will notify any Federal contracting agency within ten days of having received notice that an employee who is engaged in the performance of such contract has been convicted of violating a criminal drug statute in the workplace. An employee who violates any aspect of the Policy Statement, including being convicted of a criminal drug offense, will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge and referral for prosecution. Additionally, if deemed appropriate by the College under the particular circumstances, an employee may be required to participate in and complete a substance abuse or rehabilitation program to the satisfaction of the College.

Through this program of providing every employee with the information listed above, as well as alcohol/drug education and training programs and related programs, the College is making a good-faith effort to maintain a drug-free workplace.

Adopted: 7-28-92
Revised: 9-22-92