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Skidmore College Employee Handbook for Staff

Policies and Practices

Drug-free Campus

Skidmore College seeks to maintain a work and educational environment that is safe for our Employees and students as well as conducive to work standards that support an effective work force. To that end, and in accordance with appropriate legislation (the Drug-Free Workplace Act and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989), Skidmore prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession, sale or use of illegal drugs, designer and synthetic drugs, prohibited drugs and drug-related paraphernalia. Skidmore College prohibits the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by any person. Skidmore College prohibits any employee from being under the influence of alcohol or drugs during work hours.

Skidmore stands willing to assist in the resolution of problems associated with the use of alcohol and drugs and encourages employees to seek medical help by contacting their private physician or the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Conscientious efforts to seek such help will not jeopardize any employee's job, and will not be noted in personnel records.

As applicable, Skidmore will notify the designated federal agency within 10 days after receiving notice from an employee, student, or law enforcement agency of a criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring at Skidmore. Any person convicted for the use, possession, or sale of illegal drugs on or off Skidmore premises may be subject to discipline up to and including discharge. For more information, please see Skidmore's Drug-Free Campus information available on Human Resource's website.


If you have questions or require additional information with respect to any Handbook content, please contact Human Resources (extension 5800).

Section 5 - Updated June 2021