Drug-Free Workplace

The university’s Drug-Free Workplace policy (#0-610) prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession, or use of alcohol or controlled substances by employees on university property or in connection with any of its activities. No employee should be at work while under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol. An employee determined to have violated this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action and/or will be required to satisfactorily participate in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program.

An employee must notify the dean, director, or supervisor of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five (5) calendar days after such conviction.

Applicants, including those applying for Faculty, Administration, Staff, and Temporary jobs, who have been convicted in Florida during or since October 1990 of a drug-related felony are disqualified from becoming employed at the university unless proof of completion of all sentences of imprisonment or supervision/probation sanctions imposed by the court, by the Parole Commission, or by law has been provided.

The university promotes employee wellness through services offered by the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). For issues involving alcohol and/or drug abuse, the EAP provides assessment and referral to external service providers.

Click on the links below for health risks associated with alcohol abuse and the use of illicit drugs and for information on where individuals can get help for alcohol and/or drug abuse issues.

Refer to FIND IT for USF Regulations or USF System Policies on this topic.


USF Regulations

USF System Policies

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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