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Drug-Free Workplace

Iowa State University is committed to providing a drug free workplace. Consistent with this commitment, Iowa State University will comply with all federal and state laws, regulations, and orders, including the policies of the State Board of Regents, which pertain to providing a drug free workplace.

In keeping with the appropriate laws, regulations, and orders, it is unlawful for employees to manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess, or use illegal drugs in the workplace. Violation of this policy will result in appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal. In addition, an employee who violates this policy may be required to participate in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program.

It will be the responsibility of each employee to abide by the terms of this policy and notify the university of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace not later than five days after such conviction. The university will notify the contract or granting agency within 10 days after receiving notice of the criminal drug statute conviction as stated above.

Assistance is available from the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at (515) 232-5811 in Ames or 1-800-870-7009 outside of Ames. EAP is available to all university employees and their families with problems that may hinder job performance. An employee troubled with substance abuse problems for self or family may find confidential assistance or referral services through EAP.