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Drug-Free Workplace

1. Purpose

Brigham Young University–Hawaii ("BYU–Hawaii" or "university") encourages an academic environment that promotes the health, safety, and welfare of all university members and that is consistent with the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.

2. Policy

The university prohibits the unlawful manufacture, use, dispensing, possession, or distribution of controlled substances by any employee, student, volunteer, or other individual participating in the university workplace (collectively referred to in this policy as “workforce participant(s)”).

As a condition of employment or participation in the university workplace, BYU–Hawaii requires all workforce participants to abide by this BYU–Hawaii Drug-Free Workplace Policy. In addition, all workforce participants are required to adhere to the more restrictive prohibitions of the CES Honor Code (“Honor Code”) and to the university’s Drug-Free School Policy.

If there is a conflict between this policy and the Honor Code, the Honor Code will be the controlling document.

3. Implementation

3.1 Notification and Requirements

All workforce participants at the university will receive a copy of the Drug-Free Workplace Policy at least annually.

Any workforce participant at the university convicted of violating a criminal drug statute inside OR outside of the workplace must notify Human Resources, in writing, no later than five calendar days after the conviction.

If any workforce participant violates this policy, Human Resources, in consultation with the appropriate unit management and within 30 days of receiving notification of a conviction, will take appropriate personnel action against the individual, up to and including termination of employment, consistent with the requirements of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 794), as amended.

Other disclosures associated with the university’s drug-free workplace responsibilities are available in the annual campus security report available at and click on the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report tab.

3.2 Drug Prevention Assistance

In an effort to deter drug abuse, the university has given responsibility for assisting employees with abuse issues to Human Resources. For individual assistance, please visit the Human Resources office in the Lorenzo Snow Building, call (808) 675-3713, or email at

3.3 Applicability

This policy applies to all employees, including faculty, administrative, staff, and student employees of the university. It also applies to any volunteer or other individual who participates in the workplace at the university.

4. Related Policies and Procedures


Policy Owner: Human Resources Director

Executive Sponsor: Administrative Vice President

Approved by President's Council: September 18, 2017


Full revision history maintained by the Office of Compliance & Ethics.