Human Resources: Smoking, Drugs, and Alcohol
SmokingThe University of Portland strongly supports a non-smoking environment; no member of the University community should be subject to secondary smoke of another who chooses to smoke.
Any staff member who violates the smoking policy shall be referred to the Human Resources Director.
Drugs and Alcohol
University of Portland is committed to protecting the safety, health, and well-being of its employees and all people who come into contact with its workplaces(s) and property. Employees are expected to work without impairment by any drug or alcohol, lawful or unlawful. We are committed to ensuring a substance-free working environment for all of our employees. We recognize that drug and alcohol abuse pose a direct and significant threat to this goal.
University of Portland therefore strictly prohibits the possession, use, sale, distribution, or manufacture of marijuana (regardless of whether the individual possesses a prescription for medical use), synthetic substances, or other drugs illegal under federal, state, or local law. The unauthorized possession, use, and/or distribution of prescription drugs or the abuse of alcohol are also prohibited. Anyone who might have a drug, controlled substance, or alcohol abuse problem is recommended to seek assistance through our Employee Assistance Plan. Please contact HR for a referral.Under Federal law, an employee must report his/her criminal drug statue conviction for an offense occurring in the workplace. Staff should report such information to the Office of Human Resources. Faculty should report such information to the Office of the Provost. The report should occur no later than five (5) days after such conviction. The appropriate office shall report the conviction to the Federal agency involved as required by Federal law.
Though Oregon’s Measure 91 went into effect on July 1, 2015, the University has not changed its position on marijuana. Our drug policy clearly states that the use of illegal substances and the misuse of legal substances are strictly prohibited. Marijuana is still illegal under federal law. Regardless of its status in the State of Oregon, or whether or not an individual possesses a prescription for medical use,marijuana is banned from our community. The University of Portland continues to prohibit all on-campus possession of marijuana and all use of marijuana, both on and off campus, by faculty and staff.Any violation of this policy will be investigated and may result in an adverse employment action up to and including termination. Administration of the Drug and Alcohol Policy with regard to staff is handled by the Office of Human Resources and with regards to faculty, is handled by the Office of the Provost.