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Substance Abuse Policy
JCPCDD Substance Abuse Policy
The Julington Creek Plantation Community Development District ("CDD" or "JCPCDD") has vital interests in offering a safe, healthy and efficient working environment for its employees and staff and the residents and annual pass holders served. The illegal use or possession of controlled substances in the workplace presents a danger to everyone. For these reasons and others, the JCPCDD hereby establishes as a condition of employment and continued employment with the CDD, the following substance abuse policy:
Employees are prohibited from reporting to work or working under the influence of an illegal or unauthorized substance. Employees are prohibited from reporting to work or working when the employee uses any controlled substance, unless the use is prescribed by a doctor's orders and the doctor advised the employee that the substance does not adversely impact the employee's ability to safely perform his or her job functions. The CDD expressly reserves the right to require a doctor's note for such use.
Employees are prohibited from engaging in the unlawful or unauthorized manufacture, distribution, sale or possession of illegal or unauthorized substances and alcohol in the workplace including on CDD paid time, on any CDD owned property, in CDD owned vehicles or while engaged in CDD activities, whether on or off CDD property. Employees are further prohibited from reporting to work while under the influence of alcohol. Employees are prohibited from consuming alcohol during working hours, including any meal or break periods.
JCPCDD conducts pre-employment background checks and drug screening as well as post-hire random drug tests. Any employee that tests positive during a random drug screening can challenge those tests by submitting to further testing immediately upon receipt of the results. The cost of this additional testing is paid for by the employee.
Your employment and continued employment with the CDD is conditioned upon full compliance with this substance abuse policy. Any violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action, including immediate discharge from your position. The CDD has as zero tolerance protocol for violation of this policy.
Consistent with its fair employment policy, and in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, the CDD maintains a policy of non discrimination and reasonable accommodation with respect to recovering addicts and alcoholics and those having a medical history reflecting treatment for substance abuse conditions. The CDD encourages employees to seek assistance before substance or alcohol abuse renders them unable to perform their essential job functions or jeopardizes the health and safety of themselves or others. The CDD will attempt to assist employees through referrals to rehabilitation,
appropriate leaves of absence and other measures consistent with the JCPCDD policies and applicable laws.
The JCPCDD reserves the right to take any and all appropriate and lawful actions necessary to enforce this substance abuse policy, including but not limited to inspection of all CDD premises areas, CDD issued lockers, desks, computers or other suspected areas of concealment, and immediate termination of any employee that violates this policy.
For any questions regarding this policy, please speak to your manager.
I, _________________________________, have read the JCPCDD Substance Abuse Policy. I fully accept and understand the terms of this policy and understand that any violation of the above written policy may result in my immediate termination.