It is the policy of State Tech to maintain a drug-free and alcohol-free work environment that is safe and productive for employees and others having business with the college.
The unlawful use, possession, purchase, sale, or distribution of or being under the influence of any illegal drug or controlled substance, including marijuana or other cannabis products, while on college or client premises or while performing services for the college is strictly prohibited. State Tech also prohibits reporting to work or performing services under the influence of alcohol or consuming alcohol while on duty or during work hours. In addition, State Tech prohibits off-premises abuse of alcohol and controlled substances including marijuana or other cannabis products, as well as the possession, use, or sale of illegal drugs, when these activities adversely affect job performance, job safety, or the college’s reputation in the community.
Marijuana remains a Schedule 1 Substance under the 21 USC Controlled Substance Act. Federal laws prohibit universities and colleges receiving federal funding from allowing any form of marijuana/cannabis use or possession on their premises. Accordingly, State Tech considers the use, possession, purchase, sale, or distribution of marijuana or cannabis in any form, on college or client premises as unauthorized and is prohibited.
To ensure compliance with this policy, substance abuse screening may be conducted for cause upon reasonable suspicion that the employee is under the influence of alcohol or drugs that could affect or have adversely affected the employee’s job performance.
Compliance with this policy is a condition of employment. Employees who test positive or who refuse to submit to substance abuse screening will be subject to termination. Notwithstanding any provision herein, this policy will be enforced at all times in accordance with applicable state and local law.
Any employee violating this policy is subject to discipline, up to and including termination, for the first offense.
LINE OF AUTHORITY
Responsible administrator or office: Human Resources
Contact person in that office: Amy Ames
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 16, 2023
Approved by President: August 16, 2023