Drug Free Workplace

Date Updated: April 29th, 2012

In compliance with federal law, Scripps College maintains a drug-free workplace policy. Employees may not sell, purchase, use, consume, possess, manufacture, distribute, dispense or transport any illegal substance, or abuse any controlled substance on the premises of the College, at any time during working hours, including meal and break periods. Scripps College also does not condone abusive or inappropriate use of alcohol. Abusive or inappropriate use of alcohol shall be determined on a case-by-case basis but may include any individual incidence of drunkenness, or any level of intoxication during normal business hours. Employees of the College shall report to work with their abilities unimpaired by illegal or controlled substances, and remain so throughout their assigned workdays. Employees who violate this policy will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including immediate termination. Employees who violate this policy also may be required to complete an alcohol or drug assistance or rehabilitation program. Employees are subject to “probable cause” drug and alcohol testing. This means that employees who, in the opinion of their superiors, exhibit behavioral or physical effects of drug or alcohol intoxication during working hours may be required to undergo drug and/or alcohol testing. Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to your supervisor or to the Scripps College Human Resource Director. Information about support groups and rehabilitation programs also is available from The Claremont Colleges Employee Assistance Program or from your Human Resources Director, on a confidential basis if so desired. Any violation of this policy should be reported at once to your supervisor or to the Human Resources Director.