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Lake Land College Human Resources

Drug-Free Workplace and Board Policies

Drug-Free Workplace

The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100-690, Title V, Subtitle D) was signed into law by President Reagan on November 18, 1988, and became effective on March 18, 1989.  Under the guidelines of this act, Lake Land College is required to give each employee a written statement of our policy concerning drug and alcohol use in the workplace, on campus and extension centers, and specify the actions that will be taken against employees for violation of such prohibition.  Under this law, employees must abide by the terms of the policies and notify the College of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation which occurs in our workplace, on-campus and extension centers, no later than five days after the conviction.

Lake Land College Board Policy 11.07 – Drug-Free Workplace provides information regarding standards of conduct expected for employees related to alcohol and drugs in the workplace. Employees who violate any aspect of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge and referral for prosecution.
Lake Land College strongly encourages students and staff members to voluntarily obtain assistance for dependency or abuse problems before such behavior results in disciplinary or legal action.
Under the Omnibus Drug Initiative Act, schools which receive campus-based funds will be required to certify that they will provide a drug-free workplace. As part of the omnibus drug legislation, this statute requires contractors and grantees of federal agencies to certify that they will provide drug-free workplaces.  Making the required certification is a pre-condition for receiving a contract or grant from a federal agency.  Federal grant recipients who fail to comply with the 1988 Drug-Free Workplace Act could be suspended or barred from receiving federal funds for up to five years.

There are two provisions of this law that affect employees directly:

  1. The College is required to give each employee a written statement of our policy concerning drug and alcohol use in the workplace and specify the actions that will be taken against employees for violation of such prohibition. 

  2. Under this law, employees must abide by the terms of this policy and notify us of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation which occurs in our workplace no later than five days after the conviction.

BOARD POLICY 11.12
Alcohol and Drugs

The unlawful possession, manufacture, distribution, dispensation, or use of a controlled substance and/or alcoholic liquor is prohibited on College property and/or any of its extension centers, as per Illinois Statutes Liquor Control Act of 1934.1 Any violations of this policy will be subject to punishment by all applicable policies and laws. Alcoholic liquor may be delivered to and sold on campus for reception, cultural, conference or convention type activities, provided that:

  1. The alcoholic liquor is sold only at an event authorized by the College President.
  2. The alcoholic liquor is limited to participants attending reception, cultural, conference or convention type activities.
  3. The event complies with all applicable local ordinances.

Definitions

  • Controlled Substance
    A controlled substance as defined in the Illinois Controlled Substance Act2 or cannabis as defined in the Cannabis Control Act.3
  • Alcohol
    As defined by the Liquor Control Act of 1934, the product of distillation of any fermented liquid, whether rectified or diluted, whatever may be origin thereof, and includes synthetic ethyl alcohol. It does not include denatured alcohol or wood alcohol.
  • Alcoholic Liquor
    As defined by the Liquor Control Act of 1934, includes alcohol, spirits, wine and beer and every liquid or solid, patented or not, containing alcohol, wine, spirits or beer and capable of being consumed as a beverage by a human being.

1 See 235 ILCS 5/6-15
2 See 720 ILCS 570/100 et seq.
3 See 720 ILCS 550/1 et seq.
Adopted November 9, 1998
Revised June 14, 2010

 

BOARD POLICY 09.09
Smoking and the Use of Tobacco Products

Lake Land College is concerned with providing a healthy and productive work environment for its employees and students. With the exception of parking lots and roadways, smoking and the use of tobacco products shall be prohibited on any property owned, leased or otherwise under the control of the College and in College vehicles. Littering the remains of tobacco products is also prohibited. If a College parking lot or roadway is adjacent to a building entrance , the Smoke Free Illinois Act (PA 95 - 17) prevails requiring that no person shall smoke within 15 feet of any building entrance. It is the responsibility of all faculty, staff, students and visitors to comply with this policy. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action for students and staff. Campus visitors who refuse to comply may be asked to leave campus. Definitions: Smoking shall mean lighting or burning any type of material or using electronic cigarettes for the purpose of tasting or inhaling a substance or as further defined in PA 95 - 17. Tobacco products shall mean cigarette, cigar, pipe or tobacco in any form, including smokeless tobacco, which is any loose, cut, shredded, ground, powdered, compressed or leaf tobacco that is intended to be placed in the mouth without being smoked.

Adopted November 9, 1998
Revised March 8, 2004
Revised July 12, 2004
Revised December 10, 2007
Revised May 12, 2014


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