Contents, Related Policies, Applicability ▾
The university absolutely 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 requires all workforce participants, to abide by this BYU Drug-Free Workplace Policy. The Church Educational System Honor Code also addresses workforce participants’ use of controlled substances or abuse of medically prescribed substances. In addition to the requirement to abide by this policy, all workforce participants are also required to adhere to the more restrictive prohibitions outlined in the Church Educational System Honor Code.
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 his or her immediate supervisor or the principal investigator (in the case of federal research grant or contract) of the conviction, in writing, no later than five calendar days after the conviction. The immediate supervisor or principal investigator is responsible to immediately notify either Employee Relations or Faculty Relations, as appropriate.
If a workforce participant who violates this policy is engaged in a federally funded contract or award, the supervisor or principal investigator must also inform the director of the Office of Research and Creative Activities. The director of the Office of Research and Creative Activities will then notify all affected federal agencies within ten days of receiving notice of the conviction in compliance with 34 C.F.R. §84.225(a).
If any workforce participant violates this policy, Employee Relations or Faculty Relations, as appropriate and in consultation with the appropriate unit management, 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.
In the event the individual was engaged in the performance of a federal award or contract, these actions must be taken within 30 calendar days of learning about an individual’s conviction. The affected individual may be subject to criminal penalties under applicable federal and state law.
The principal investigator specifically, and not the university, is responsible for ensuring compliance with all terms of a federal grant or contract.
Other disclosures associated with the university’s drug-free workplace responsibilities are available in the annual campus security report available at https://police.byu.edu/annual-security-report.
In an effort to deter drug abuse, the university has established Substance Abuse Prevention Services. For individual assistance, please contact (801) 422-1942.