Sac State University Policy Manual

Drug-Free Workplace

Policy Administrator: Vice President for Human Resources
Effective Date: April 10, 1989
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Policy File Number: UMD03350.htm


In November 1988, the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 was enacted.  This Act imposes new requirements, effective March 18, 1989, on all recipients of any Federal agency grant or contract. One of the primary requirements is that the University certify that it will provide a drug-free workplace.

To this end, notice is hereby given that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of controlled substances is prohibited in the workplace.  Violation of this prohibition may result in disciplinary action, including but not limited to suspension and/or termination or a requirement to participate satisfactorily in an approved drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program.

As a condition of employment under a contract or grant, each faculty and staff must (a)  abide by the terms of this statement; and (b)  notify the University of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five days after such conviction.  The University must notify the Federal agency involved of the conviction within 10 days of receiving such a notice.  Within 30 days, the University will initiate the appropriate personnel action or require satisfactory participation in an approved drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program.

In addition, a drug-free awareness program will be established by Fall 1989.  Details of the program will be discussed this spring by a University work group composed of faculty, staff, and administrators with recommendations given to the President.