Drug-Free Workplace

The University of Michigan provides a drug-free workplace and environment. In this connection, the University prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of any controlled substance in the workplace. The term “controlled substance” means a controlled substance in schedules I through V of section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812). The term “controlled substance” refers to all illegal drugs and to legal drugs used without a physician’s order. It does not prohibit taking prescribed medication under the direction of a physician. Those individuals who are found to be in violation of this policy are engaged in serious misconduct and subject to disciplinary action.

All University faculty and staff members will, as a condition of their employment, abide by the terms of this statement. In addition, those faculty and staff members engaged in the performance of a federal grant or contract will notify their University supervisor or department head of any criminal drug statute conviction in the workplace no later than five (5) days after such conviction. The supervisor will then inform the Office of the General Counsel.

The University has long recognized that a faculty or staff member who has a drug problem may be rehabilitated. The University has established programs to assist those with drug problems and encourages individuals to seek help. Individuals may contact the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program at (734) 936-8660 or UMHS Employee Assistance Program at (734) 763-5409 to seek a confidential evaluation and opportunity for rehabilitation for any type of drug problem.

We are committed to continuing our efforts to increase awareness within the University community about the dangers of drugs, and we ask for your help and support in combating this important social problem.