Part 8 Subpart 8-8 Policy on Alcohol and Other Drugs

Sec. 8-807. Employee Policies and Sanctions.

  1. Consistent with State and Federal Law, Ferris State University will maintain a workplace free from the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance, as defined under the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 812, as may be amended from time to time. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of drugs or narcotics is prohibited on any property under the control of and governed by the Board of Trustees of Ferris State University, and at any site where work is performed by individuals on behalf of Ferris State University. Pursuant to applicable University procedures governing employee discipline, any employee involved in the unauthorized use, sale, manufacturing, dispensing or possession of legal or illegal drugs or narcotics on University premises or work sites, or working under the influence of such substances, will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. The employee must notify the University of any criminal drug statue conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five (5) days after such conviction. Failure to provide such notice will subject the employee to dismissal. The employee shall notify his/her immediate supervisor, who will report the incident to the Office of Human Resource Development.
  2. Ferris State University supports programs aimed at the prevention of substance abuse by University employees.
    Cross Reference:
    Sec. 8-805. University resources and programs -- employee assistance service.
  3. Employees who are found to be in violation of University policies, guidelines, or professional expectations will be disciplined pursuant to the provisions of the applicable collective bargaining unit agreement or Board Personnel Policies.
    Cross References:

    Subpart 6-1. Employment policy.

    Subpart 8-5. Drug-free workplace policy.