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Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program for Employees

Austin Community College
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP)

The Austin Community College District (ACCD) is dedicated to the health and welfare of its employees, maintaining a drug and alcohol free environment and providing a Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program to address the needs of its employees. To meet these objectives, ACCD prohibits the unlawful possession, use, manufacture, or distribution of unauthorized drugs and alcohol in the workplace, on campuses or facilities, or at any ACC-sponsored event or activity.

Federal Regulatory Requirements

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226), requires that the College adopt and implement a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by employees.  In addition, the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 currently requires that certain employers take anti-drug initiatives, which may include drug testing.  These anti-drug initiatives are requisite for employers subject to the following:

  • The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988

  • Defense Department Contract Rules

  • Department of Transportation Regulations

Nothing in this Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Program is intended to conflict with, modify, amend, or attempt to alter ACCD’s Administrative Rule 3.03.003, Drug Free Workplace and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act which shall preempt, govern, and control in all respects drugs and alcohol in the workplace.

State and Local Regulatory Requirements

In addition to federal requirements, The Texas Workforce Compensation Commission TWCC Rule 169 (b) requires that Texas employers with Workman Compensation coverage and 15 or more workers provide a written copy of the Drug-Free Workforce policy to each employee on or before the first day of employment. Texas employers, employees and the Austin community at large are also subject to Texas Penal Code, Texas Alcohol Beverage Code Offenses, Texas Health & Safety Code Offenses, and City of Austin Code of Ordinances. Furthermore, the ACC District fully endorses the Standards of the Commission of Colleges and Universities Committed to the Elimination of Drug and Alcohol Abuses of which it is a member institution.

Each employee is responsible for reading the material herein and for understanding the consequences of non-compliance.

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