5.1.2 The Drug Free Workplace Act

Policy Section: Conditions of Employment

Policy Number and Title: 5.1.2 The Drug Free Workplace Act
Applicable to: All Employees
Effective Date: July 1, 1993

Use of Illegal Drugs

The University prohibits the unlawful manufacture, dispensation, possession, use, or distribution of a controlled substance of any kind in any amount on University property, or while in the conduct of University business away from the campus. Penalties for these acts will be administered by the appropriate senior officer, and in accordance with rules and procedures administered by them (for the faculty and other academic staffs, the Dean of the Faculty; for administrators and staff, the Vice President for Human Resources). Penalties range from warning to permanent separation from the University depending on the seriousness of the infraction and the degree to which violation of the policy adversely affects the well-being of the community or the fulfillment of the University's educational mission.
Violations of local ordinances or of state or federal laws regarding controlled dangerous substances by members of the University community may entail University disciplinary actions regardless of where such violations occur, if they are of a serious nature. The manufacture, sale or distribution of illegal drugs, any involvement in illegal drug use or traffic with minors and possession or use of the more dangerous or highly addictive drugs are all considered serious offenses and will be handled accordingly. Depending on the particular circumstances, continued association with the University by violators of this policy may be made contingent upon satisfactory participation in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program.
This policy applies to all members of the University community: faculty, staff, and students. More information about the University's drug policy may be obtained at the Office of Human Resources or the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, and by consulting Rights, Rules and Responsibilities, or the appropriate staff policy manual.
It is also University policy, in accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, that all employees, as a condition of employment on projects supported out of federal funds, abide by this University policy regarding controlled dangerous substances and notify the University within five (5) days of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring at the workplace.
All members of the University community should be aware that New Jersey state law prohibits the illegal possession, use, sale, or manufacture of controlled substances and that violators may be subject to mandatory penalties. Federal law also provides for loss of certain federal benefits (including student loans and research grants) for conviction under any criminal drug statute. More information about New Jersey and federal drug laws may be obtained at the Office of Public Safety, or the Office of General Counsel.

Illegal Use of Alcohol

The University prohibits the unlawful possession, use or distribution of alcohol by employees on University property or as part of any University activity.
The University will impose disciplinary sanctions on employees found to be in violation of the above policy. Among the sanctions which may be imposed are oral warning, written warning, suspension and termination.
The University reserves the right to require satisfactory completion of an appropriate rehabilitation program as a condition of continued employment.
Alcohol and Drug Policy Implementation
Princeton University distributes information annually to all members of the University community on the policy and health risks associated with the abuse and illegal use of drugs and alcohol.
Counseling services for faculty, staff, and administrators are available through the University's Employee Assistance Program (EAP). A counselor is available by appointment. Call Carebridge Corporation at (800) 437-0911 for more information and/or to schedule an appointment. For additional information on the services provided by Carebridge, contact the Office of Human Resources at (609) 258-3300, Carebridge directly at (800) 437-0911 or http://www.myliferesource.com.
Contact Carebridge Corporation for assistance for you or your family members at (800) 437-0911 or http://www.myliferesource.com.


Office of Human Resources
(609) 258-3300