Substance Use and Abuse Policy for Employees and Students
As required by the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, this document will inform you of the Malone policy regarding the work-related effects of drug or alcohol use, and the prohibited possession, use, distribution or influence of controlled substances (drugs or alcohol) on Malone property or time, or while engaged in Malone activity or business, by employees or students.
In essence, the Malone Substance Use and Abuse Policy for Employees and Students provides as follows:
1. The goal of the Malone Substance Use and Abuse Policy is to assure that the Malone workplace, and our entire campus and full range of activities, are free of illegal or unauthorized drugs, drug activity or paraphernalia, and drug or alcohol use. It is our intent and commitment to provide a healthful, safe and secure work and educational environment, free of unlawful drugs and substance abuse.
2. Malone, as described in the Community Responsibility Statement, prohibits the possession, use, distribution, purchase, or sale (or solicitation of purchase or sale) of illegal or unauthorized drugs, drug-related paraphernalia or alcohol, or being under the influence of any such substance, by employees or students, while on Malone property or time, while conducting Malone business, while engaging in a Malone-related activity, or while operating or riding in any vehicle owned or supplied by Malone. Violations of this policy will result in severe disciplinary action, up to and including discharge of employees and expulsion of students.
3. The possession, use, or distribution of illegal drugs or other controlled substances, or of drug-related paraphernalia, by employees or students of Malone, may result in arrest, prosecution, conviction, substantial fines and/or imprisonment under Federal, state or local law, depending on the nature and circumstances of the criminal violation.
4. Malone recognizes drug and alcohol dependency and abuse as illnesses which are major health problems. Malone also recognizes drug and alcohol abuse as important safety and security problems because of the serious adverse effects that drug and alcohol use and abuse have upon perception, judgment, emotional stability, alertness, memory, strength, coordination, reflexes, and general mental and physical health and performance.
5. Employees needing help in dealing with problems of drug or alcohol use, dependency or abuse, are encouraged to contact the Human Resources Office. Students requiring such assistance are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Development.
6. In appropriate circumstances, Malone may request or require employees or students to submit to a program of assistance and/or rehabilitation for substance use or abuse.
7. Employees and students are obligated to report any personal conviction under a criminal drug statute to Malone's Human Resource Office or the Office of Student Development, as appropriate, within five (5) days after any such conviction.
8. Malone reserves the right to establish policies for conducting pre-employment substance use or abuse testing of job applicants, or other substance testing of employees or students (including, but not limited to, testing for reasonable cause or suspicion, post-accident, random, return-to-work or school, or follow-up testing), as required by law, or as may be determined to be appropriate by Malone.
9. Provisions of this policy also apply to an employee's or student's use of a drug prescribed for another person, or use of a prescribed drug in any way other than the manner, combination, or dosage prescribed for such employee or student by a duly licensed medical practitioner, and to prescribed drug use which substantially impairs work or academic performance or threatens the health or safety of the employee or student taking the prescription, or of others.
10. As a condition of employment or enrollment, employees and students of Malone shall honor and comply with the terms of this policy. Questions concerning the Malone Substance Use and Abuse Policy or its implementation should be directed to Michael Fairless, Director of Human Resources, or Chris Abrams, Vice President for Student Development. Your full compliance with this policy will be expected and appreciated.
PDF of Substance Use and Abuse Policy also contains the following information :
- Reporting Prescribed Drug Use
- Voluntary Self-Identification Employee and Student Assistance; Return-to-Work Testing
- Drug-Free Awareness Program
- Drug & Alcohol Abuse as Major Illness; Employee/Student Assistance Program
- Drug Testing of Applicants, Employees, and Students
- Substance Use and Abuse Policy Goals; Policy Changes; No Employment or Enrollment Contract or Promise