Drug-Free Workplace

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[The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees approved the following statement of policy on March 9, 1989.]

Such policies will provide for a drug-free workplace which shall meet the minimum standards of applicable statutes or rules having the force of law. Guidelines published by the president shall be in effect and may be supplemented, where necessary, with more detailed campus regulations which have been approved by the president (2 Policies C.3.i).
[The following was approved on March 13, 1989, in accordance with provisions set forth in SIU Board of Trustees 2 Policies C.3.i.]

  1. All employees are hereby notified that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of controlled substances is prohibited on property owned or controlled by the Board of Trustees or in any site where duties of university employment are being performed. Violations of this prohibition will subject employees to disciplinary action in accordance with the applicable personnel policy, law, or regulations having the force of law. As a condition of employment for an employee directly engaging in the performance of work pursuant to a grant or contract covered by the said Act, the employee will abide by the above terms and shall notify the university of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation thereof not later than 5 days after such conviction.
  2. The president directs that a drug-free awareness program be established, which may be a component of already existing employee assistance programs, and that such program inform employees about the dangers of drug abuse in the workplace, the university's policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace, any available drug counseling, rehabilitation, and employee assistance programs, and the penalties that may be imposed upon employees for drug abuse violations.
  3. Each employee to be engaged in the performance of a federal grant or contract shall be given a copy of the statement set forth in paragraph A above.
  4. The university will notify the granting or contracting agency within 10 days after receiving notice of a criminal drug statute conviction from an employee pursuant to the last sentence of the statement set forth in paragraph A above.
  5. The university chancellors or their representatives shall require of any employee who is so convicted the satisfactory participation in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program and/or, in accordance with applicable university personnel policies, impose a sanction on such employee within 30 days of notification of conviction.
  6. The university will make a good faith effort to continue to maintain a drug-free workplace through implementation of these requirements.
  7. The chancellors are hereby directed to develop, as necessary, more detailed institutional regulations dealing with the further implementation of PL100-690. Those regulations shall be effective upon approval by the president.

1. This document is one of several university statements on drug and alcohol use by students and employees and on the regulation of alcohol on the university campus. These policies are Drug and Alcohol Use: Standards of Conduct; Drug and Alcohol Use By Employees Performing Safety-Sensitive Work; Drug-Free Workplace; Drugs and Alcohol: Disciplinary Sanctions Relating to Illicit Use; Alcoholic Beverages: Regulations.