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IV:07:19 Drug-Free Workplace

It is the policy of Middle Tennessee State University that a drug-free workplace to be maintained. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession, or use of any controlled substance (including prescription drugs) is banned in the workplace. Controlled substances are defined in 21 USCA § 812 (listing available here) and include such things as amphetamines, heroine, and morphine. This policy does not prohibit the lawful use of prescription drugs which are taken under a doctor's care.

Any employee taking any of the above actions will be terminated immediately pursuant to the applicable termination procedures. (MTSU Policies IV:07:10 Disciplinary Procedures-Classified PersonnelII:01:05A Policies and Procedures for Tenure, I:02:01 General Personnel Policy.)

Additionally, employees are required to notify the institution of any drug convictions resulting from a violation in the workplace no later than five days after the conviction. Conviction is defined as a finding of guilt, please of nolo contendere, or imposition of a sentence by any state or federal judicial body.

Revisions: January 1, 1989 (original); May 28, 2014.

Cross References: 21 USCA § 812; MTSU Policies IV:07:10 Disciplinary Procedures-Classified Personnel; II:01:05A Policies and Procedures for Tenure; I:02:01 General Personnel Policy.

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