Office of Human Resources

Drug Free Workplace

Policy #6.2020
Effective: 1988

Lewis University is committed to compliance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 (34 CFR Part 85, Subpart F) and has agreed to take the following steps as required by the Act:

(A) Publishing a statement notifying employees that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in the person's workplace and specifying the actions that will be taken against employees for violations of such prohibition;
     
(B) Establishing a drug free awareness program to inform employees about
  (i) the dangers of drug abuse in the workplace;
  (ii) the person's policy of maintaining a drug free workplace;
  (iii) any available drug counseling, rehabilitation, and employee
assistance programs; and
  (iv) the penalties that may be imposed upon employees for drug
abuse violations;
     
(C) Making it a requirement that each employee to be engaged in the performance of such contract be given a copy of the statement required by subparagraph (A);
     
(D) Notifying the employee in the statement required by subparagraph (A), that as a condition of employment on such contract, the employee will
  (i) abide by the terms of the statement; and
  (ii) notify the employer of any criminal drug statute conviction
for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than 5
days after such conviction.
     
(E) Notifying the contracting agency within ten days after receiving notice under subparagraph (Dii) from an employee or otherwise receiving actual notice of such conviction;
     
(F) Taking one of the following actions within 30 days of receiving notice under subparagraph (Dii) with respect to any employee who is so convicted
  (i) taking appropriate personnel action against such an employee,
up to and including termination; or
  (ii) requiring such employee to participate satisfactorily in a
drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program approved for such
purposes by a Federal State, or local health, law enforcement, or other
appropriate agency;
     
(G) Making a good faith effort to continue a drug free workplace through implementation of paragraph (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), and (F).

The University will take appropriate action against any employee convicted of a violation of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace. Such action may include the requirement of satisfactory participation in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program or it may include dismissal of employment.

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Lewis University is an equal opportunity employer. Decisions regarding hiring, compensation, discipline, promotion, termination, or other terms and conditions of employment will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, marital status, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or disability which is unrelated to the ability to perform the job or which can be reasonably accommodated.