GBEC - Drug Free Workplace

Emery County School District

Policy: GBEC-Drug Free Workplace

Date Adopted: 7 September 1989

Current Review / Revision: 11 December 1997

The Emery County School District will provide a drug-free workplace in accordance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and its implementing regulations. The District certifies that it will:

  1. Notify all employees in writing that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in the District's workplace and specify the actions that will be taken against employees for violation of such prohibitions.

  2. Establish a drug-free awareness program to inform employees about: 1) the dangers of drug abuse in the workplace; 2) the District's policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace; 3) any available drug counseling, rehabilitation, and employee assistance programs; and 4) the penalty that may be imposed on employees for drug abuse violations occurring in the workplace.

  3. Make it a requirement that each employee whose employment is funded by a federal grant be given a copy of the written notice as required.

  4. Notify the employee of the required statement that as a condition of employment under the grant, the employee will abide by the terms of the statement, and will notify the District of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five (5) days after such conviction.

  5. Notify the federal agency funding the grant within ten (10) days after receiving notice from an employee, or otherwise receiving notice of such conviction.

  6. Take one of the following actions within thirty (30) days of receiving notice with respect to any employee who is so convicted: 1) take appropriate personnel action against such an employee, up to and including termination; or 2) require such employee to participate satisfactorily in a drug abuse assistant or rehabilitation program approved for such purposes by a federal, state, or local health law enforcement, or other appropriate agency.

  7. Make a good faith effort to continue to maintain a drug-free workplace through implementation of all the provisions of this policy.