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Board of Trustees Policy

5091 -- DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE

Statement
Washtenaw Community College employees are prohibited from the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance* in the workplace.

Objective
To notify employees that as a condition of employment, all Washtenaw Community College employees shall abide by the Drug-free Workplace Policy.

The College to be considered a responsible contract, under Section 4(8) of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act for the purpose of being awarded a contract for procurement of property or services valued at $25,000 or more, or a grant in any amount, from any federal agency, through certification by the College to provide a drug-free workplace.

Related Policy/Law

  • Drug-free Workplace Act 1988, P.L. 100-690, effective March 18, 1989
  • Policy on Work Practices and Rules of Conduct for Faculty and Staff, 1972 Employee Assistance Program
  • Washtenaw Community College Education Association Master Agreement
  • Washtenaw Community College Custodians' Chapter Master Agreement

*controlled substance refers to all illegal drugs and to legal drugs used without a physician's order. This policy does not prohibit taking prescribed medication under the direction of a physician.

Procedure/Definition
The College shall:

  1. notify each employee in writing of the policy
  2. have an awareness program designed to education employees about:
    • the policy
    • damages of workplace drug and alcohol abuse
    • availability of the Employee Assistance Program
    • penalties for drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace violations
  3. require employees employed in a federal grant or contract, as a condition of employment, to notify their supervisor within five days of a conviction for a violation of any federal or state criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace. Subsequently, the College shall notify contracting/granting agencies within ten days of receipt of an employee conviction notice or within ten days of otherwise receiving actual notice of such conviction.
  4. within 30 days following receipt of any College employee conviction notice, the College shall take appropriate personnel action against the convicted employee up to and including discharge. Such action may include required participation in the Employee Assistance Program; however, should the employee refuse participation or is unable to be rehabilitated, this may be cause for discharge.

Penalties
Any employee who violates any aspect of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action which may be immediate termination. Appropriate law enforcement agencies will be contacted with respect to confirmed employee use, sale, purchase, or possession of illegal drugs on the job.

Legal Drugs or Medications
Any employee taking drugs or medication prescribed by the employee's physician which may adversely affect that employee's ability to perform work in a safe or productive manner is required to advisee his/her immediate supervisor of such medication. A physician's statement of the employee's ability to perform should be presented to assist the supervisor in determining whether the employee can remain at work and perform in safety to him/herself and others.

This policy is adopted in compliance with the Drug-free Workplace Act of 1988, P.l> 100-690.


Adopted: July 25, 1989
Administrative Review: May 2002
(5091)



Board of Trustees Policy Manual
    SERIES 1000, BOARD OF TRUSTEES
    • 1010 - Bylaws
    • 1020 - Citizen Participation During Board of Trustees Meetings
    • 1030 - Policy Development Guidelines
    • 1050 - Mission Statement
    • 1060 - Guidelines for Excellence
    • 1070 - Trustee Emeritus Policy
    • 1080 - Board Travel and Attendance at Conferences
    • 1090 - Compensation and Reimbursement of Trustee Local Expenses

    SERIES 2000, ADMISSIONS, TUITION/FEES ASSESSMENT
    • 2005 - Admissions Policy
    • 2030 - Residency
    • 2040 - Tuition Refund Policy
    • 2080 - Tuition Payment Plan Policy
    • 2095 - WCC Scholarships
    • 2105 - Program Offerings in Livingston County
    • 2120 - Policy on Articulation

    SERIES 3000, INSTRUCTION
    • 3010 - Assurance of Student Success
    • 3020 - Club Sports
    • 3031 - Policy on Credit for Prior Learning
    • 3033 - College Certificate Structure Policy
    • 3043 - Curriculum Purpose and Effectiveness Policy
    • 3045 - General Education Philosophy and Requirements
    • 3046 - Degree Structure Policy

    SERIES 4000, STUDENTS
    • 4052 - Learning Resource Center, Loan Privileges (LRC)
    • 4055 - New Student Assessment and Individualized Program Planning
    • 4060 - Student Orientation
    • 4067 - Student Eligibility for Extra- and Co-Curricular Activities
    • 4070 - Student Information, Release of
    • 4080 - WCC Student Newspaper
    • 4090 - Student Health Insurance
    • 4095 - Student Rights and Responsibilities

    SERIES 5000, EMPLOYEES
    • 5005 - Administrative Compensation Policy
    • 5010 - Affirmative Action
    • 5020 - Administrative Group Annual Planning & Performance Review Policy
    • 5030 - Children's Center, Staff Use of
    • 5040 - Conflict of Interest: College Administrators
    • 5042 - Diversity in College Employment
    • 5045 - Emeritus Staff Policy
    • 5050 - Employee Assistance Program
    • 5060 - Employee Recognition
    • 5065 - Organizational Chart
    • 5070 - Part-Time Faculty and Wage Rates
    • 5080 - Sexual Harassment
    • 5081 - Policy Prohibiting Discriminatory Harassment
    • 5085 - Staff Collaboration and Governance Policy
    • 5087 - Staff Success Policy
    • 5090 - Work Practices and Rules of Conduct (Faculty and Staff)
    • 5091 - Drug-Free Workplace

    SERIES 6000, BUSINESS OFFICE
    • 6010 - Accounting of Funds
    • 6020 - Banking
    • 6030 - Budget Adjustment
    • 6035 - External Use of College Facilities
    • 6036 - Conduct and Compliance: Use of Facilities
    • 6037 - Facilities Rental Fee Policy
    • 6040 - Firearms Range, Utilization Priority
    • 6041 - Firearms Range, Safety
    • 6042 - Firearms Range, User Fee
    • 6050 - Purchase of Goods and Services
    • 6060 - Travel
    • 6070 - Policy on the Monitoring of Federal Funds

    SERIES 7000, CONTINUING EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
    • 7010 - Continuing Education Agreements with Public School Districts
    • 7020 - Continuing Education Unit
    • 7030 - Non-Credit Offerings

    SERIES 8000, GENERAL COLLEGE POLICIES
    • 8010 - Alcoholic Beverages on College Property, Use and Possession
    • 8012 - Americans with Disabilities Act, Compliance
    • 8015 - Honorary Associate Degree Policy
    • 8016 - Campus Safety Policy
    • 8018 - Policy on Student Speech and Expressive Conduct
    • 8021 - Internet Accounts Policy
    • 8022 - Computing Resources Usage Policy
    • 8025 - Crime Awareness and Campus Security Policy
    • 8028 - Access, Success, and Equity for Diverse People
    • 8029 - Display of Flags and Banners Policy
    • 8040 - Foundation, WCC
    • 8050 - Institutional Effectiveness
    • 8060 - Long-Range Planning
    • 8063 - Memorial Tributes
    • 8065 - Naming of College Buildings and Spaces
    • 8070 - Right To Know Laws, Compliance
    • 8085 - Smoke-Free Campus Policy








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