CM-7 Drug Free Workplace and Workforce
The federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 contains specific requirements relating to University
employees who are engaged in the performance of a federal grant or contract as follows:
Each such employee must receive a copy of the University policy providing a drug free workplace, which
shall be provided through the official promulgation of this Policy Statement and such other means as may
be appropriate, and each such employee:
- Agree as a condition of employment to abide by the terms of the drug free workplace policy.
- Must notify the LSUHSC Office of Human Resource Management of any criminal drug statute conviction
for a violation occurring in the workplace no late than 5 days after such conviction.
The University is required to:
- Notify the granting agency; within 10 days after receiving notice of conviction as above, or otherwise
receiving notice of such conviction, the Director of Human Resource Management must notify the Grants
Office so that they may comply with the federal requirements for notifying the federal funding agency
within 10 days.
- Within 30 days after receiving such notice, impose a sanction on, up to and including termination of
employment, or require satisfactory participation in a drug abuse assistance or drug rehabilitation program
approved for such purposes by a federal, state, or local health, law enforcement, or other appropriate
agency at the employee's expense by any employee so convicted with such sanction or required participation
to be coordinated by the Office of Human Resource Management through normal LSUHSC administrative
- Make a good faith effort to continue to maintain a drug free workplace through implementation of
the requirements of this Act.
Signed: John C. McDonald, M.D. Chancellor
June 1, 2001