In compliance with the drug-free workplace requirements of Public Law 100-690 for the recipients of Federal contracts and grants, the following policy is in effect for Southern Union State Community College.
The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited by Southern Union State Community College on any property owned, leased, or controlled by Southern Union State Community College or during any activity conducted, sponsored, or authorized by or on behalf of Southern Union State Community College. A “controlled substance” shall include any substance defined as a controlled substance in Section 102 of the Federal Controlled Substance Act (Code of Alabama, Section 20-2-1, et seq.)
Southern Union State Community College has and shall maintain a drug-free awareness program to inform employees about the dangers of drug abuse in the workplace; the college’s policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace; any available drug counseling, rehabilitation, and employee assistance program; and the penalties that may be imposed upon employees for drug abuse violations.
Any employee who is convicted of any Federal or State Court of an ofense which constitutes a violation of paragraph 1 above shall notify the College President in writing of said conviction within five (5) days after conviction occurs. Conviction, as defined in PL 100-690, shall mean “a finding of guilt (including a plea of nolo contendere) or imposition of sentence, or both.”
In the event of a report of conviction pursuant to paragraph 4 above, where the employee is working in a project or program funded through Federal contract or grant, Southern Union State Community College shall also reserve the right to require said employee, as a condition of continued employment, to satisfactorily complete a drug treatment or rehabilitation program of a reasonable duration and nature.
Southern Union State Community College shall make a good faith effort to ensure that paragraphs 1-5 above are followed. Each newly hired employee of Southern Union State Community College shall receive a copy of this policy.