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Employee Handbook
Table of Contents
Welcome to the Connecticut College Community!
College Policies
Employment Information
Leave Benefits
Salary and Wage Policy
College Resources and Facilities
Leaving Connecticut College
Glossary of Terms
Hourly Administrative Addendum
Salaried Administrative Addendum
Campus Safety Addendum
Dining Services Addendum
Physical Plant Addendum
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 Drug-Free Workplace Act and Prohibited Alcohol Related Activity
 The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 requires employers receiving federal grants to (a) publish a statement to employees prohibiting specified drug-related activity in the workplace and notifying employees of the actions that will be taken against them for engaging in such activities; (b) make it a condition of employment for employees to abide by the prohibition, and (c) establish a drug-free awareness program. The Act requires employees convicted of a drug statute violation occurring in the workplace to notify the employer of such violation no later than five (5) days after conviction.
 In order to meet the requirements of the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the following policy is a condition of employment at Connecticut College:
  The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in and on any Connecticut College owned or controlled property. No employee will report to work while under the influence of illegal drugs. In addition, state law forbids the sale of alcoholic beverages without a valid permit and supplying alcohol to anyone under the legal drinking age of 21 years old. It is also against the law to serve alcohol to any individual who is or appears to be intoxicated. Any Connecticut College employee in violation of this policy will be subject to mandatory evaluation/treatment or disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. For additional information on Connecticut Statutes go to cga.ct.gov/2005/pub/titles.htm.
  In order to comply with Federal law, Connecticut College requires that an employee notify the Office of Human Resources within five (5) days of such conviction of any criminal drug statute for a violation occurring in the workplace. The College must notify any Federal contracting agency within ten (10) days of having received notice that an employee engaged in the performance of such contract has had any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the work place. The College may take disciplinary action against any employee who is so convicted or require the employee to participate in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program.
 In addition to the Federal requirements stated above, the College requires that an employee notify the Office of Human Resources within five (5) days after a conviction of any criminal drug statute for a violation occurring outside the workplace.
 Any employee who is involved in drug-related activity is urged to stop such activity voluntarily and to participate in one of the many counselling or rehabilitation programs available in our area or through the College's Employee Assistance Program. Information concerning programs is posted on the bulletin board outside the Office of Human Resources or can be found listed at the end of the annual publication of the College Policy on Drug Abuse or by calling the EAP at 800-225-2527 or 800-252-4555.
 Information on coverage for rehabilitation programs through our health insurance plan is available through the Office of Human Resources, your medical booklet, or by calling your medical insurance provider directly. All inquiries will be held in the strictest confidence.