Policy No. 5

Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988---Compliance

Area: Board of Trustees

Adopted: 04/23/96
Revisions Approved: 9/26/23

Atlantic Cape Community College, in order to be in compliance, recognizes the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, which requires federal contractors and federal grant recipients to establish and maintain drug-free awareness programs or be subject to sanctions up to and including debarment.

The Act also requires federal contractors with contracts worth $100,000 or more and any recipient of a grant from a federal agency to institute drug-free workplace programs.

The College shall publish and distribute to all employees a drug use policy statement, included in the Employee Handbook, as required in the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.

The College shall establish a drug-free awareness program to inform all employees of:

  1. the dangers of drug abuse in the workplace.
  2. the employer's policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace.
  3. any available drug counseling, rehabilitation and employee assistance programs.
  4. the penalties for workplace drug-abuse violations.


Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 No. 5.1
Drug-Free Workplace Statement Supplement 1, No. 5.1

See Also:

Presentation, "Employee Drug-Free Workplace Education"
Student Development Policy No. 211 - Student Abuse Program
Human Resources Policy No. 820 - Drugs and Intoxicants

Human Resources Policy No. 845- Rule Violation


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