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Drug-Free Workplace

Policy Library Root
University of Louisville
 OFFICIAL
UNIVERSITY
ADMINISTRATIVE
 POLICY
 
 
University Administrators, Faculty, Staff, and Students
 
POLICY NAME
Drug-Free Workplace
EFFECTIVE DATE
May 1, 1992
POLICY NUMBER
PER-1.15
 
POLICY STATEMENT
 

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, Staff 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.

 
RELATED INFORMATION
 
DEFINITIONS
 
  1. Conviction:  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.
 
FORMS/ONLINE PROCESSES
 
Process for HR Criminal Drug Offense Reporting (DOC) for compliance with 29 CFR 89.635.
 
 
HISTORY
 
Revision Date(s): 
Reviewed Date(s):  March 8, 2016
 
ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY
Sr. VP for Finance and Administration and CFO/COO
 
RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT/DIVISION

Human Resources
1980 Arthur Street
Phone:  502-852- 3167
Email: hrhelp@louisville.edu

The University Policy and Procedure Library is updated regularly.  In order to ensure a printed copy of this document is current, please access it online at http://louisville.edu/policies.