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802.19                         DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE POLICY





As a recipient of federal funds, Georgia Perimeter College is committed to establishing and maintaining a drug-free workplace, in compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.  Under this policy, the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of any illegal drug is prohibited in all work areas of Georgia Perimeter College, including buildings, vehicles, and grounds.


Violations of this policy shall be considered sufficient grounds for dismissal or lesser disciplinary action, regardless of whether such violation leads to criminal proceedings.


An employee who is convicted of or pleas nolo contendere to any drug violation which occurs in the workplace must inform his or her immediate supervisor of such conviction or pleas as soon as possible, which must be within five calendar days of the conviction or plea.


Failure to comply with any part of this policy will result in disciplinary action, including possible dismissal from employment.


For further details on the Drug-Free Workplace Policy, consult the Board of Regents Policy Manual (803.0902) in each campus Learning Resources Center.


A complete listing of publications and audio visual materials on drugs and alcohol is available in each campus Learning Resources Center.



Revised 7/96

Revised 11/01:  “DeKalb College” changed to “Georgia Perimeter College”