[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Elmira Heights 1-18-1990. Amendments noted where applicable.]Attachment A - Statement of Policy Concerning a Drug-Free Workplace
The Drug-Free Workplace Act is intended to assist in providing a drug-free workplace environment for all employees. As part of its effort to implement the provisions of this Act, the Village of Elmira Heights has established a Drug-Free Awareness Program as set forth below.
The dangers of drug abuse in the workplace are numerous, but some of the most obvious and important are as follows:
Increased risk of accident and/or injury due to decreased alertness, altered reaction times and impaired judgment.
Decreased productivity and inferior work products.
Decreased morale and other associated personnel problems.
Difficulty in finding other employment if terminated for a conviction.
The Village of Elmira Heights has established a policy concerning a drug-free workplace. This policy is included herein as Attachment A and is an integral part of the Drug-Free Awareness Program. All employees shall receive a copy of this policy statement.
Editor's Note: Attachment A is included at the end of this chapter.
The following agencies are available to provide counseling, rehabilitation and assistance to employees in need of such services. The Village of Elmira Heights will assist any employee who requires such assistance in contacting these agencies.
The Village of Elmira Heights will take the following actions with respect to employees convicted of any criminal drug statute violation for a violation occurring in the workplace:
For a conviction for the unlawful use or possession of a controlled substance, an immediate fifteen-day suspension while the circumstances are reviewed by the Village of Elmira Heights. This review will result in either termination of employment or the employee will be required to participate satisfactorily in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program approved for such purposes by an appropriate agency. Any subsequent conviction will result in immediate termination of employment.
For a conviction for the unlawful manufacture, distribution or dispensing of a controlled substance, immediate termination of employment.