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Operations Manual The University of Iowa

PART II. COMMUNITY POLICIES
DIVISION I HUMAN RIGHTS, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

(Written to conform to Regents Procedural Guide 3/74; amended 9/93; 10/95; 9/97)

CHAPTER 12: A DRUG FREE ENVIRONMENT

(8/90; 9/97; 10/04; 9/05; 9/12)
12.1 Policy Statement
12.2 Health Risks Associated with the Use of Controlled Substances and Alcohol
12.3 University Sanctions
12.4 Applicable Criminal Sanctions
12.5 Criminal Conviction Reporting Under Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988
12.6 Resources Available to University Faculty and Staff

12.1 POLICY STATEMENT.

12.2 HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES AND ALCOHOL.

12.3 UNIVERSITY SANCTIONS.

12.4 APPLICABLE CRIMINAL SANCTIONS.
(Amended 10/04)

Both state and federal laws prohibit distribution of, manufacture of, or possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance or a counterfeit controlled substance. Specific drugs, amounts, and penalties are described in Iowa Code section 204.401(1). Specific drugs, amounts, and penalties are described in 21 USC section 841(b). State and federal legal sanctions are subject to change by the General Assembly and Congress, respectively.

12.5 CRIMINAL CONVICTION REPORTING UNDER DRUG FREE WORKPLACE ACT OF 1988.
Under the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, faculty or staff members who receive a criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace must notify the head of their department within 5 days of the conviction. The head of the department must in turn notify the Office of Sponsored Programs within 5 days of learning of the conviction. If any of the employee's compensation is from a federal contract or grant program, the University must then notify the contracting or granting agency within 10 days after receiving notice from the employee or of learning about an employee's criminal drug statute conviction for conduct in the workplace.
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12.6 RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO UNIVERSITY FACULTY AND STAFF.
(Amended 9/12)

Note: Effective September 2012, this policy has been revised. For the most current version without redlining, return to II-12.6.

The University Office of Faculty and Staff Services/Employee Assistance Program (FSS/EAP) is a University-sponsored resource for those experiencing a variety of health and well-being-related concerns, including concerns relative to drug and alcohol use and abuse. FSS/EAP provides faculty, staff and their immediate family members an opportunity to seek professional, confidential assistance at no cost to the employee. "Immediate family" includes the employee's spouse or domestic partner and dependent children. FSS/EAP provides assessment and referrals to community, regional, or national providers of substance abuse treatment. FSS/EAP also provides brief counseling services (typically up to four sessions within a year). Consultation services are provided to supervisors, Human Resource professionals, colleagues, and co-workers. FSS/EAP provides educational programming and training in how to seek assistance, make referrals, or better understand the challenges of drinking and addictions. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Office of Faculty and Staff Services, 121-50 University Services Building, (319) 335-2085, or EAPhelp@uiowa.edu; or visit them on the Faculty and Staff Services website: www.uiowa.edu/hr/fsseap/index.html.

The University Office of Faculty and Staff Services is a University-sponsored resource for those experiencing a variety of difficulties, including the problems of drug and alcohol abuse. It provides staff members an opportunity to seek professional, confidential assistance regarding their problems without charge. Faculty and Staff Services can provide assessment and referral to community, regional or national providers of substance abuse treatment. They can also provide brief counseling to resolve those issues that can be addressed in three to four meetings; consultative services to colleagues or family of affected staff members; and educational programming in how to seek assistance or deal with troubled colleagues or family members. Call the Office of Faculty and Staff Services, 121-50 University Services Building, for information about these services or to schedule an appointment.
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(See also Drug Free Environment and Campus Security Policy Notification at www.uiowa.edu/hr/policy.)


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