Policy 5-502

Drug Free Workplace


  1. Drug-Free Workplace Policy

    1. U.T. Arlington is required by the Drug-Free Workplace ACT of 1988 (41 U.S.C.A ' ' 701-707) to notify all employees that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, possession, or use of a controlled substance in or on any premises or property owned or controlled by the University is prohibited. A controlled substance is any substance so defined by federal or state statute or regulation.

    2. Any employee who is found guilty (including a plea of no contest) or has a sentence, fine or other penalty imposed by a court of competent jurisdiction under a criminal statute for an offense involving a controlled substance that occurred in or on premises or property owned or controlled by the University shall report such action to the Director of Human Resources within five days.

    3. An employee who unlawfully manufactures, sells, distributes, possesses, or uses a controlled substance in or on premises or property owned or controlled by the University, regardless of whether such activity results in the imposition of a penalty under a criminal statute, will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action including termination, or will be required to participate satisfactorily in an approved drug assistance or rehabilitation program or both.