3.5.2 Drug-Free Workplace

adopted: May-1990
last revised: Aug-2009

The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in and on Richland Community College owned or controlled property and during work time.

No employee will report to work while under the influence of a controlled substance. Violation of these rules by an employee will be reason for mandatory evaluation/treatment for a substance use disorder or for disciplinary action up to and including termination.

The use of alcohol while on Richland Community College owned or controlled grounds, including meal periods and breaks, is absolutely prohibited except when authorized by the College President for approved college functions.

Any work-related accident will be subject to a drug screen within 24 hours of the accident.

Any employee will be subject to reasonable suspicion drug screening.

The College will require employees to submit to a substance abuse screen where the College has reasonable suspicion that the employee is under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol. Refusal to submit to such a screen will be considered a violation of this policy.

Any Richland Community College employee determined to have violated this policy, including any related College policies, will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination and immediate removal from College facilities.