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116 - Drug Free Workplace

CUES, in accordance with its responsibility to promote efficient execution of public policy, has a compelling obligation to eliminate illegal drug use from the workplace.

Illegal drug use conflicts with and is contrary to state law, the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991, and Human Resource Management rules. Unlawful possession, use, distribution or manufacturing of alcohol or other drugs in the workplace is prohibited. The involvement of any type with alcohol and/or other drugs, which interferes with an employee’s ability to perform their duties, regardless of where the drugs are consumed, is also a concern that must be addressed by the supervisor as well as the individual. Violation of drug-free rules and laws may result in disciplinary action, which could include termination.

It is the policy of CUES that the workplace will be drug-free. Employees with problems related to substance abuse will be encouraged to seek assistance. Any state employee may be required to take a drug test if there is reasonable suspicion that illegal drugs are being used on the job. All collection and testing will be conducted in strict accordance with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration guidelines. An employee who fails to submit to a test, as outlined in the DHRM Drug and Alcohol Testing Procedure Manual, will be subject to disciplinary action, including possible termination.