Office of the President

Campus Policy on Controlled Substance Abuse

Executive Memorandum 89-012 March 27, 1989

From: Robin S. Wilson, President

Subject: Campus Policy on Controlled Substance Abuse


The University recognizes its responsibility to provide a safe and productive work environment for its employees. Because substance abuse can affect an employee's productivity, create a hazard to others, and impair the efficacy of the organization, the University is promulgating the following policy in accordance with the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.

The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited on the campus of California State University, Chico and on any work site of employees of the University. Violators of this prohibition are subject to disciplinary action, including dismissal, demotion, or suspension without pay, under the provisions of Sections 89538 and 89539 of the California State Education Code.

Compliance with this prohibition is also a condition of employment under any federal grant carried out on or administered by the University. Any employee of the University who is the recipient of or participant in any federal grant must notify the University of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five days after such conviction. The University is required by law to inform the sponsoring federal agency within ten days of receiving such employee notice.

Through ongoing programs of the campus Employee Assistance Program, the University will inform employees of the dangers of controlled substance abuse and make them aware of assistance programs available to them.

The attached statement is being distributed to all university employees in response to the Drug-Free Act of 1988 as a requisite to receipt by the University or its employees of any federal grant on or after March 20, 1989.