Drug-Free Workplace

Drug-Free Workplace

Drug-Free Workplace Policy
Effective: 8/18/09
Contact: Human Resources

William Jewell College prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of controlled substances on College property or during the staff member’s working hours or when the staff member may be affected by such use during working hours. Controlled substances consist of any drug which is controlled and/or regulated by federal agencies and include prescription drugs as well as illegal or street drugs. (The use of drugs which have been prescribed by a licensed physician and which are taken according to the prescription instructions is not considered illegal.)

Staff members who violate this guideline are subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the procedures discussed in Employee Handbook, up to and including termination.

Staff members are required to notify the College within five (5) days of any criminal drug statute conviction if the activity for which the staff member was convicted occurred in the workplace. William Jewell College will report such convictions to appropriate federal funding agencies within 10 days after receiving such notice, if required to do so by regulations under the Drug-Free Workplace Act.

The complete William Jewell College Guidelines to Assure a Drug Free School are available from the Office of Human Resources and on Jewell Central.