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Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy - Employee

Purpose

The College is concerned about the health and well-being of its employees and is also committed to providing a safe working and learning environment for its students and employees. Accordingly, the College prohibits the illegal use, possession, sale, and distribution of drugs and alcohol. This policy provides guidance regarding drug and alcohol testing. For additional information and available resources, please see the College's complete policy regarding alcohol and drugs by clicking here.

Scope

This policy applies to all College employees.

Policy

The College requires that all employees who are approved drivers with CDL status meet the requirements set out in Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug/Alcohol Policy in compliance with 49 CFR, Part 382, a copy of which will be provided to all employees subject to this testing. As a result, it is the policy of Columbia College to require all approved drivers with CDL status to submit to drug and alcohol screening. The screening involves pre-employment, random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion and return-to-duty testing requirements. Testing will be conducted by a third-party administrator with Columbia College drivers added to a consortium maintained and administered by the third-party for purposes of random testing. Refusing and/or testing positive for drugs or alcohol will result in suspension of driving privileges and further discipline up to and including termination of employment.

Columbia College's Human Resources Department reserves the right, upon a finding of reasonable suspicion, to require an employee to undergo a third party drug and/or alcohol screening test at the College's direction.

College employees who are reportedly injured during employment are required to submit to and undergo a third party drug and/or alcohol screening test at the College's direction.

The College shall pay all actual costs for drug and/or alcohol screening tests as required under this policy. All employee alcohol and/or drug screening test records and results are considered confidential and will be maintained in a secure manner by the Human Resources Department.

Any individual who refuses to undergo a drug and/or alcohol screening test at the College's direction consistent with this policy shall be subject to discipline, up to and including termination of employment. Any individual who tests positive for illicit, illegal and/or un-prescribed drugs or alcohol shall be subject to discipline, up to and including termination of employment. Employees by virtue of their employment at the College agree to consent to the testing set forth in this policy.

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