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Drug-Free Workplace

PER-1.15 May 1, 1992 Drug-Free Workplace




The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of controlled substances is prohibited in and on any property owned or controlled by the university. (University's Drug Free Policy Statement)

Any university employee determined to have violated this policy is guilty of misconduct subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination, under procedures of The Redbook or PER-5.01, Disciplinary Action.

In order to comply with federal law, the university requires that an employee notify the Vice President for Human Resources of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five days after such conviction.



  1. "Conviction" means a finding of guilt (including a plea of nolo contendere) or imposition of sentence, or both, by any judicial body charged with the responsibility to determine violations of federal or state criminal drug statutes.
  2. "Criminal drug statute" means any criminal statute involving manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance.
  3. "Controlled substance" means a controlled substance defined in schedules I through V of section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812). Possession of a controlled substance pursuant to a valid prescription or other use allowed by law is not unlawful.


Process for HR Criminal Drug Offense Reporting (DOC) for compliance with 29 CFR 89.635.




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