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    Oct 15, 2018  
Policy Management
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HR 2.0 - Alcohol and Drug-Free Policy :


SUMMARY/SCOPE
Edmonds Community College is in compliance with the Federal Drug-Free Work Place Act of 1988 and the Federal Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Community Act of 1989. This college policy applies to all educational programs and activities, whether on- or off-site, and all land, buildings, facilities, vehicles, equipment, and other property owned, used, or controlled by the college.

DESCRIPTION
Edmonds Community College intends to provide a safe and alcohol and drug-free work and educational environment. Each employee is expected to report to work in an appropriate mental and physical condition to perform the tasks, duties, and responsibilities of his/her position. Employees whose behavior, judgment, or ability to function has been impaired by alcohol or drugs, will not be permitted on the work site. Students whose behavior, judgment, or ability to function has been impaired by alcohol or drugs, will not be permitted to attend classes or participate in college-sponsored activities or programs. 

Furthermore, the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance on all land, buildings, facilities, vehicles, equipment, and other property owned, used, or controlled by Edmonds Community College, or college-sponsored activities on- or off-site, or while conducting college business, is prohibited. 

Violation of this policy by employees will result in disciplinary action being taken in accordance with the respective Faculty and Classified Staff Collective Bargaining Agreements, Board and college policies, and/or applicable state and federal laws and regulations. Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary measures ranging from an oral warning to termination or participation in evaluation treatment for a substance abuse disorder. Violation of this policy by students will result in disciplinary action being taken in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and may result in the imposition of sanctions from a warning to suspension or dismissal.

Edmonds Community College recognizes alcohol and/or drug use and/or dependency to be a health, safety, and security issue. Employees needing assistance with problems related to drug or alcohol abuse are encouraged to use the college’s Employee Assistance Program and/or employee medical insurance plans as appropriate. Students needing assistance are encouraged to use the Counseling and Resource Center’s services.

Employees must, as a condition of working at Edmonds Community College, including working on any contract or grant, abide by the terms of this policy. Furthermore, an employee must notify his/her supervisor immediately after any conviction for a criminal alcohol or drug statute violation.

RELATED POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
HR 2.01pr Alcohol and Drug Free Procedures

SOURCE INFORMATION
(was) C 6.3.113 Alcohol and Drug Policy

City of Lynnwood Municipal Code: LMC 10.60.010 – 10.60.120

RCW 66.04.010 – Definitions – (23) Public Place

RCW 66.24.481 – Public place or club - License or permit required - Penalty

RCW 66.44.100 – Opening or consuming liquor in public place - Penalty

RCW 66.44.200 – Sale to persons apparently under the influence of liquor - Purchases or consumption by persons apparently under the influence of liquor on licensed premises - Penalty - Notice - Separation of actions

RCW 66.44.270 – Furnishing liquor to minors – Possession, use - Exhibition of effects - Exceptions

CONTENT OWNER. The primary responsibility for this policy belongs to:
Associate Vice President for Human Resources

PRIMARY CONTENT CONTRIBUTOR (Director/Dean)
Associate Vice President for Human Resources

REVIEW PERIOD
Three years.

REVIEW HISTORY
2016-Aug 30  Revised document approved by President’s Cabinet 

2002-Jun  Revised for editing purposes

1991-Sep 20  Adopted by Board Resolution 91-9-1



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