6.4.4 Sanctions

Depending upon the facts relating to any drug conviction or use, the employee may be suspended pending further investigation, required to participate in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program, issued a written warning, terminated, or allowed to continue in a work status.  Any action will be initiated within thirty (30) days after the facts become known to the University.
If a staff member employed on a federal contract or grant fails to notify his/her immediate supervisor of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace within five (5) days after such conviction, he/she will be suspended pending investigation with termination possible.
If an employee is suspected of violating any criminal drug statute in the workplace, the Department of Public Safety will be called to begin investigation of the case.