Staff Personnel Manual (SPP)

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Effective: 3/18/1989

Revised: 7/1/2013

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SPP 315: Drug-Free Workplace Requirements

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Purpose

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To promote and support a drug-free workplace for university employees

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Source

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Omnibus Drug Initiative Act of 1988, Public Law No. 100-690 (“Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988”)

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Applicability

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All regular classified employees, university staff, and non-faculty administrators

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Policy

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It is prohibited to unlawfully manufacture, sell, possess, distribute, dispense, or use controlled substances in the workplace.

As a condition of employment, each employee must agree to:

  1. abide by the terms of this policy statement

    and

  2. notify the ASU Office of General Counsel of any criminal drug conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace within five days after such conviction.

The Office of General Counsel will coordinate with the appropriate university office to determine if further reporting of the conviction to a federal agency within 10 days is required under the “Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988”; General Counsel will maintain appropriate records to verify compliance with legal reporting requirements of the act.

Within 30 days after receiving notice of the conviction, sanctions will be imposed on a classified employee according to university disciplinary policy and may include termination of employment or required participation in a drug rehabilitation program. However, appropriate disciplinary sanctions, up to and including termination of employment, may be imposed in the absence of a conviction after consulting with the Office of General Counsel and associate vice president of the Office of Human Resources, or OHR designee, as conviction is not a required precursor to discipline under SPP 809, “Discipline.” University staff and non-faculty administrators may be subject to the provisions of SPP 808, “Performance Management for University Staff” or SPP 1010, “Termination of University Staff.”

ASU provides drug-awareness programs and referrals to drug-rehabilitation programs through ASU Health Service, the Employee Assistance Office (EAO), and the ASU Counseling Centers.

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Cross-References

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For further information about standards of conduct, see:

  1. SPP 801, “Employee Conduct and Work Rules”
  2. SPP 808, “Performance Management for University Staff”
  3. SPP 809, “Discipline”

    and

  4. SPP 1010, “Termination of University Staff.”

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