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5045 Drug Free Workplace
Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-690, Title 5, Subtitle D), it is the policy of the Hartnell Community College District to continue to provide a drug-free workplace.

The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in the workplace which includes all facilities under the control and use of the Hartnell Community College District.

Any violation of this prohibition by an employee of the District may result in (1) requiring such employee to participate satisfactorily in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program; or (2) disciplinary action up to and including termination.

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226), requires the District to sign a certification in order to receive any Federal funds. The certification indicates the District has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees. At a minimum, this program must include the annual distribution of the following to each student and employee:

  • standards of conduct that clearly prohibit, at a minimum, the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs and alcohol by students and employees on District property or as any part of District activities;

  • a description of the applicable legal sanctions under local, State,and Federal law for unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol;

  • a description of any drug and alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation programs that are available to students and employees; and

  • a clear statement that the District will impose sanctions on students and employees (consistent with local, State, and Federal law) and a description of these sanctions, up to and including expulsion or termination of employment and referral for prosecution for violations of the Penal Code relating to drug offenses.

    Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988; Drug-Free Schools & Communities Act. Adopted: 8-22-89
    Revised and Adopted: 1-2-90, 7-2-91, 4-4-95, 4-6-98, 9-16-02 , 4-1-03