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Chapter Policy

ISSA Sacramento Valley Chapter

Drug-Free Workplace Policy

June 12, 2007

Purpose:

This policy meets the requirements of California Government Code §8355.

Background:

Drug abuse in the workplace can lead to injury or even death. Activities organized or conducted by the Chapter may require travel, the handling of electronic equipment, or responsible cooperation with hosting organizations and emergency service personnel. Additionally, because members occupy positions of trust, drug abuse can compromise the integrity of members and reflect discredit upon the Chapter. And finally, drug abuse is not in concert with the highest ethical principles endorsed under the ISSA Code of Ethics.

Policy:

The ISSA Sacramento Valley Chapter provides a drug-free environment.  The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited at any activity organized or conducted by the Chapter.

Penalty:

Any person found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to any or all of the following:

  • Dismissal from position, if elected or appointed to a director position by the Chapter.
  • Dismissal from employment, if employed by the Chapter.
  • Dismissal from presentation, if recruited to present at a Chapter sponsored event.
  • Dismissal from event, if attending a Chapter sponsored event.
  • Revocation of affiliation with the Chapter.
  • Revocation of membership.
  • Reporting to law enforcement, if not already reported.

Violators shall forfeit, in their entirety, any and all payments, fees, refunds and other forms of compensation.  No pro-rata will be provided. Violators shall also be banned from any and all Chapter activities for a period of at least one (1) calendar year.

Program:

This policy shall be made available for review on the Chapter website.

As a condition of participation, all persons participating in any activity organized or conducted by the Chapter must agree to abide by the terms of this policy. Notice of this policy shall be given to any and all persons participating in any Chapter activity.  Agreement may be received by any means and may be received either directly from the person or through a point of contact between the person and the Chapter.

As a condition of affiliation with the Chapter, members need only agree once at the commencement of affiliation. Such agreement shall be in effect for all activities organized or conducted by the Chapter for the duration of the member’s affiliation with the Chapter.

Counseling, rehabilitation and employee assistance programs are not available through the Chapter. Violators shall be encouraged to seek assistance through their normal place of work or through other means.


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