In compliance with the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and
the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989,
employees of Buffalo State should be aware of and must
adhere to the policy stated below:
- The unlawful use, possession, manufacture, dispensation, or
distribution of controlled substances in all Buffalo State work locations is prohibited. The term "controlled
substance" means a controlled substance in Schedules I through V
of Section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21USC812).
- Employees who unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense,
possess, or use a controlled substance will be subject to
disciplinary procedures consistent with applicable laws, rules,
regulations, and collective bargaining agreements.
- Employees must notify the Human Resource Management Office
of any criminal conviction for a drug-statute violation
occurring in the workplace or at a work site no later than five
working days after such conviction. An employee so convicted
will be required to satisfactorily participate in a
state-approved drug-abuse assistance or rehabilitation program
as a condition of continuing employment.
- No employee will report for work or will work impaired by
any substance, drug or alcohol, lawful or unlawful. "Impaired"
means under the influence of a substance such that the
employee's motor senses (i.e., sight, hearing, balance,
reaction, or reflex) or judgment either are or may be reasonably
presumed to be affected.
- Medical testing may be done if the college has a reasonable
suspicion that an employee is unable to perform job duties due
to the misuse of alcohol, controlled substances, or prescription
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available on campus
for employees who wish to seek assistance in dealing with drug-
or alcohol-related problems as well as a variety of other
concerns. Information on the program and a current list of EAP
coordinators can be found at
Questions regarding the Policy on Alcohol and Drug Use in the
Workplace should be referred to Emmanuel J.
Hillery, associate director of human resource management, (716) 878-4822.
Source: Bulletin, Vol. 54, No. 19, February 5, 2009