HEA - Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy
For purposes of this policy, the term “drug” means drugs or other controlled substances, the possession or use of which is prohibited or regulated under state or federal law.
The unlawful manufacture, purchase, distribution, sale, use, dispensation, possession, solicitation, or being under the influence of any drug or other intoxicant, including alcohol, while on Georgia Military College premises, during working hours, or when performing any College business, including when driving vehicles, is strictly prohibited. Employees who are responsible for transporting others to or from College sponsored or sanctioned functions where alcoholic beverages may be available may not consume such beverages before driving.
Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination or denial of employment. The determination of what action is appropriate in each case rests solely with the College. The College also may report persons in violation of this policy to law enforcement authorities, if the College in its sole discretion deems it necessary or appropriate to do so.
Employees are expected to cooperate with the College in the investigation of possible violations of this policy. Accordingly, employees must report any known or suspected violations to their supervisor, a Human Resources representative, or other management personnel.
As a condition of employment with the College, all employees and applicants for employment must abide by the terms of this policy, a copy of which is given to all employees and applicants for employment. Any violation of this policy could result in disciplinary action, up to and including immediate termination or denial of employment.
Employees who are convicted under a criminal drug statute for violations occurring on or off College premises must report the conviction within five days after the conviction. Such reports must be made to the Vice President of Human Resources. Any employee who is cited for driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated while operating a vehicle on College business must inform his or her supervisor of that fact.
The following types of behavior or activity constitute an employee’s violation of the College’s Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy and may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment:
• Reporting for work with any detectable level of alcohol, controlled substance, intoxicant or other illegal substance in their system.
• Engaging in the unauthorized use of any alcohol or illegal drug on College premises, including meal or rest breaks, or while conducting College business.
• Having in their possession or attempting to distribute, sell, obtain, manufacture, transfer, share, or receive any alcohol, controlled substance (drugs), or any other substances that impair job performance, pose a hazard to the safety and welfare to the employee, student, or all other persons, including drug paraphernalia or alcohol containers, on College premises, including meal or rest breaks, or while conducting College business.