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1. SIUE is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace in compliance with applicable state and federal laws. The unlawful possession, use, distribution, dispensation, sale, or manufacture of controlled substances is prohibited on University property. Violation of this policy may result in the imposition of employment discipline as defined for specific employee categories by existing University policies, statutes, rules, regulations, employment contracts, and appropriate collective bargaining agreements. Any employee convicted of a drug offense involving the workplace shall be subject to employee discipline and/or required satisfactory completion of a drug rehabilitation program as a condition of continued employment.

2. The illegal use of controlled substances can seriously injure the health of employees, adversely impair the performance of their responsibilities and endanger the safety and well being of fellow employees, students, and members of the general public. Therefore, the University strongly encourages employees who have a problem with the use of illegal controlled substances or abuse prescribed medications to seek professional treatment. A list of sources for drug counseling, rehabilitation, and assistance programs may be obtained from the Offices of Human Resources, University Health Services, or the Employment Assistance Service. Employees may obtain this information anonymously either through self-referral, direction of his/her supervisor or the Offices of Human Resources. Employees who are engaged in work under a federal contract may be required to submit to drug test for use of illegal controlled substances as provided by the law or regulations of the contracting agency.

3. As a condition of employment, employees will strictly adhere to the stipulations as outlined in this statement. In addition, those employees working on a federal contract or grant will notify his/her supervisor if he/she is convicted of a criminal drug offense occurring in the workplace within five (5) days of the conviction. The University will notify the granting or contracting federal agency within ten (10) days of receiving notice of the conviction of any employee working on a federal contract or grant when said conviction involves a drug offense occurring in the workplace. A copy of this statement shall be given to all employees assigned to a federal contract or grant.

4. The requirements outlined in this statement are in accordance with the provisions of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and will be applied in accordance with the law, rules and regulations pursuant the act.

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