RANDOM DRUG/ALCOHOL TESTING OF HIGH RISK EMPLOYEES
Some employees are subject to random drug/alcohol testing on a regular basis for evidence of illegal drug and alcohol use. Random testing means a process by which the names of employees to be tested are chosen purely by lot.
The following employees are considered to be in “high-risk” jobs:
- Campus Law Enforcement Officers who regularly perform “high-risk” work where inattention to duty or errors in judgment while on duty will have a potential for significant risk of harm to the employee, other employees, or the general public.
- Campus Law Enforcement Officers employed by private organizations which contract with an institution to provide security services shall be subject to random drug testing procedures as prescribed by their employer and consistent with this policy.
- Persons employed in positions requiring a CDL and in others positions that have been deemed by the University's administrative designee to be considered hazardous.
“Random” testing for University employees will be performed in accordance with the same regulations and procedures as those prescribed by the State Merit System of Personnel Administration and approved by the Chancellor for drug testing of applicants for state employment. Such testing shall not, at any one time, be given to more than one officer on each work shift who has been previously classified as a “high-risk” employee.
Refusing to be tested, failing to report for testing after being directed to do so, purposely disrupting or interfering with test results, or a positive result from the split sample drug test, will result in immediate termination. Positive results on an alcohol test well result in disciplinary up to and including termination. The identity of any officer who declines a drug test, or who tests positive for drug use, shall be withheld from all persons except those who have need for such information in their official capacity.
All new employees who are required to have random drug/alcohol testing are required to attend new employee orientation within the first 30 days of employment. At that time, additional information will be provided regarding the drug and alcohol testing procedures. Employees in “high-risk” jobs on a regular basis shall be subject to random drug testing for evidence of use of illegal drugs. Additionally, an employee who has notified his/her supervisor that he/she has a drug related problem shall be subject to random drug testing.