Administrative Policies

AD33 A Drug-Free Workplace

Policy Status: 

Under Review

Policy Steward: 

Vice President for Administration

Contents:

  • Purpose
  • Policy
  • Violation of Policies
  • PURPOSE:

    To comply with federal laws and regulations.

    NOTE: Federal agencies legally cannot award any contract over $25,000 or any grant monies without certification that the University has implemented a drug-free workplace program.

    POLICY:

    It is the policy of The Pennsylvania State University that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance, on property owned, leased or controlled by the University and used in the performance of University services is prohibited.

    As a condition of University employment, every employee shall abide by the terms of this policy and he or she shall notify his or her supervisor of any criminal drug conviction for a violation occurring in the University workplace no later than five (5) days after such conviction.

    VIOLATION OF POLICIES:

    Any employee found in violation of these prohibitions, shall be subject to disciplinary action, including dismissal, and may be required to participate in a drug abuse assistance or drug rehabilitation program.

    Effective Date: September 25, 1989
    Date Approved: September 25, 1989
    Date Published: September 25, 1989 (Revision History added June 15, 2006)

    Most recent changes:

    • June 15, 2006 - Revision History added.

    Revision History (and effective dates):

    • September 25, 1989 - Revised "Policy "section; changed "criminal statute conviction" to 'criminal drug conviction".
    • May 12, 1989 - New Policy.