Standards of Conduct

ACC policy prohibits the unlawful possession, use, distribution, or manufacture of illicit drugs and/or alcohol on the campus and at ACC sponsored events.  The unlawful use of drugs or alcohol is inconsistent with the behavior expected of members of the College community.

ACC employees have a responsibility to deliver service to students, the community, and other individuals in a safe, efficient, and supportive manner.  The use, sale, distribution, possession of alcohol, or any drug, including prescription medication used in an unauthorized manner, is strictly prohibited and may result in disciplinary action up to and including, termination.

An employee who is believed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs while at work may be required to talk with a District Police Officer.

As a condition of employment, all ACCD employees must comply with this policy.  Any ACCD employee, who has been convicted under any criminal drug statute for a violation occurring in the workplace, as defined by this policy, must report that conviction to ACCD no later than five days after the conviction.

If the convicted ACCD employee was performing work pursuant to a federal grant or to a federal contract for the procurement of goods or services valued at $25,000 or more,  the Administration shall notify the federal contracting or granting agency of the conviction within ten days of receiving actual notice of the conviction from the employee or otherwise.  Within thirty days after receiving notice of the conviction described in this policy, ACCD shall impose discipline on, or require satisfactory participation in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program by any employee who is convicted of a violation of a criminal drug statute if the violation occurred in the workplace.