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In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the New York State Policy on Alcohol and Controlled Substances in the Workplace, the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991, and in keeping with its mission, the State University of New York College at Geneseo (SUNY Geneseo) will not tolerate the unlawful possession, manufacture, use, purchase, distribution, or dispensing of a controlled substance by employees while in the workplace or while performing in a work-related capacity. It is also the policy that employees are prohibited from on-the-job use of alcohol or impairment from alcohol. This prohibition does not apply to official college functions that are approved by senior officers of the College. However, the consumption of alcohol at an official college function should never cause an employee to be impaired at the worksite. This policy applies to all College employees and volunteers. 

According to the State of New York, "Use and abuse of alcohol and drugs has a detrimental effect on the productivity, attendance, and health of our workforce. As a public employer, we must be vigilant in protecting the safety and welfare of the public with whom we interact and the employees with whom we work."

Prevention and treatment, together with protecting the safety and welfare of our employees, are the College's highest priorities regarding substance abuse. The College disseminates drug and alcohol awareness information. The Employee Assistance Program, available to all employees, provides programming and appropriate referrals to chemical dependency services.

The State University of New York at Geneseo (the College) recognizes that productivity, well-being, and job satisfaction are contingent on the workplace environment. Through mutual respect, open communication, cooperation and support the College strives to foster a safe, respectful workplace to promote the highest quality performance out of all members. This policy extends to management, employees, direct reports, students, and visitors. The policy also extends beyond the place of work to locations where employees are representing the College and/or performing their work-related duties and responsibilities.

This policy applies to students, employees, and other members of the SUNY Geneseo college community including vendors, visitors, and guests.

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