Human Resource Administration

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Date: March 1, 1989

 

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE

 

I. PURPOSE:

To provide employees with a work environment free from the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of controlled substances.

II. APPLICABLE TO:

All employees, including classified and non-classified faculty, staff and students.

 

III. RESPONSIBILITY:

It is the responsibility of an employee to notify the Office of Human Resource Administration within five calendar days of a conviction in the workplace for violation of any criminal drug statute. Student employees must notify the Office of Student Financial Aid of such convictions. Workplace shall be understood to include all campuses of the University, all University facilities and vessels. A schedule of controlled substances is available in the Office of Human Resource Administration.

It is the responsibility of the Office of Research, in conjunction with the Office of Human Resource Administration, to notify the federal contracting or granting agency within 10 days after receiving notice from an employee or student of a conviction in the workplace for violation of any criminal drug statute. Such notification applies to all employees who provisions of a federally sponsored grant or contract. It is the responsibility of the Office of Human Resource Administration to advise employees on the availability of drug counseling and rehabilitation services through the Employee Assistance Program, and their individual health insurance providers. The Office of Student Financial Aid will advise students of available resources.

It is the responsibility of the Office of Human Resource Administration to take appropriate employee disciplinary action to enforce this policy.

IV. POLICY:

The University of Rhode Island prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of controlled substances by its employees and students in the workplace. The University will make a good faith effort to continue to maintain a drug-free workplace. Sanctions against employees or students for workplace drug violations range from oral warnings, up to, and including termination of employment, and/or requiring such employees or students to participate satisfactorily in an approved drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program.

The Office of Research, Human Resource Administration and Student Financial Aid, respectively, will provide all federal grant/contract principal and co-principal investigators, employees and students with a copy of the Drug-Free Workplace Policy.

Employee must, as a condition of employment, abide by the terms of the above policy.

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