Drug-Free Workplace

In compliance with federal law, Pomona College maintains a drug-free workplace policy. Employees, as well as those who perform work for the College but are not employees (e.g., independent contractors, temporary agency personnel, authorized volunteers), are prohibited from unlawfully manufacturing, distributing, selling, offering to sell, dispensing, possessing, purchasing or using controlled substances on the premises of the College, at any time during working hours, including meal and break periods.

Furthermore, the College does not condone abusive or inappropriate use of alcohol, including incidents of drunkenness or any level of intoxication during normal work hours. Employees, contract workers and authorized volunteers are expected to report to work with faculties unimpaired by illegal or controlled substances. Employees who violate this policy will be subject to discipline, up to and including termination of employment; termination of project, contract or any other form of agreement; and debarment from campus. Those who are not terminated from employment will be offered the voluntary option of enrolling in a rehabilitation program.

Employees are subject to “probable/reasonable cause” drug/alcohol testing. This means that employees who, in the opinion of their supervisors, exhibit behavioral or physical effects of drug or alcohol intoxication during working hours may be asked to undergo drug and/or alcohol testing.

Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to your supervisor or the Assistant Vice President, Human Resources. Information about support groups and rehabilitation programs is also available from the Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, on a confidential basis.

An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available at no cost to all benefits-eligible employees. This employee benefit includes, among other features, counseling sessions on alcohol and drug dependency for adults, adolescents and children at no cost. The system is accessed by calling a toll-free number (1-800-998-8448). A clinical coordinator evaluates the problem and offers a choice of providers. All records are treated confidentially. Additional information is available from the Human Resources Office.