Sanctions

Disciplinary Sanctions for Violations of the Policy

The policy of the ACCD is to maintain a drug free workplace. For the purposes of this policy, "workplace" is defined as ACCD property, and district-sponsored activity, or any other site for the performance of work for ACCD. Activities prohibited by this policy shall be considered good cause, as that term is used in Administrative Rule 6.08.001, for discipline, including, but not limited to suspension, non-renewal or immediate termination of employment, if the activities occur on district property or at district-sponsored activities or at any other site for the performance of work for the district. The provisions of Administrative Rule 6.08.001 shall apply to violations of this policy. Prohibited activities under this policy include unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or inhalant, as defined in schedules I through V of section 202 of 21 U.S.C. S 812, 21 C.F.R. Sections 1308.11-1308.15, as amended from time to time, in the workplace, as defined by this policy.

Violations of this policy will result in disciplinary action, in accordance with Resolution of an Employee Complaint or Grievance, Administrative Rule 6.08.005 up to and including immediate termination, depending upon the seriousness of the violation.

At the discretion of the College the employee may be referred to the Employee Assistance Program or chemical abuse rehabilitation program as a condition of employment. If the employee does not satisfy the condition of employment, disciplinary action may be taken, up to and including termination.

Each employee has access to the rules and regulations governing employee expectations located in the Administrative Rules and ACC Employee Handbook. These rules and regulations are in effect when on campus in any capacity and participating in any college- sponsored activity. Violation of this policy may result in criminal action as well as disciplinary action.

Compliance with ACC’s Standards of Conduct and policy is a condition of employment.

Violations of Policy and Standards of Conduct may be cause for one or more of the following actions:

  • Oral reprimand
  • Warning
  • Probation
  • Mandatory Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Suspension
  • Termination