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Texas Woman's University Staff Handbook
Problem Solving & Rules of Conduct: Drug-Free Workplace

Texas Woman's University follows the guidelines outlined in the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988.

Texas Woman's University 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 statue or regulation. A controlled substance includes alcoholic beverages, inhalants, illegal drugs, and may include prescription drugs.

TWU employees are required, as a condition of employment, not only to abide by this drug-free workplace policy, but also to report any criminal convictions for drug-related activity in the workplace. Employees are required to notify the appropriate divisional vice president no later than five days after a conviction.

The University must notify the federal contracting or granting agency of any criminal convictions of individuals employed on a federal grant or contract for illegal drug activity in the workplace. The notice must be provided within 10 days after receiving notice of a conviction.

Any 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 up to and including termination of employment. Employee may be required to participate, satisfactorily, in an approved drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program or both.

Please see TWU Operating Policy 50.18 "Drug-Free Workplace"

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