Drug-Free Workplace Policy

In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 enacted by Congress, all employees are advised that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or alcohol is prohibited in the workplace. Any employee who engages in this activity will face sanctions that may include suspension or termination of employment. Furthermore, as an employee, you must notify the College of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five days after such conviction. Any employee so convicted must satisfactorily participate in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program, at the employee’s expense, or face sanctions including suspension or termination.

The College is committed to providing a drug-free workplace and to this end, from time to time, will provide information about the dangers of drug abuse in the workplace. The College’s policy regarding alcohol is designed to be consistent with the laws of Vermont, and stresses moderation, safety, and individual responsibility. In addition, the Human Resources Office maintains a list of local agencies equipped to deal with problems associated with drug and alcohol abuse.