Alcohol and Other Drugs

DHRM Policy 1.05 – Alcohol and Other Drugs
UMW Policy R.3.8 – Alcohol and Drug Related Behavior

The Commonwealth and the University intend to maintain a workplace free from the adverse effects of alcohol and other drugs. Employees are forbidden to use these substances at the workplace or to come to the workplace while under the influence of these substances. In addition, employees are expected to notify their supervisors if they are convicted of violating any criminal drug law, either within or outside the work place, or if they are convicted of violating any alcohol beverage control law or law that governs driving while intoxicated, based on conduct occurring in the workplace. Violation of policies related to these matters can result in serious disciplinary action including termination.

Drug Testing

Because of the nature of the work, some positions require alcohol or drug testing before a final employment offer is made. Some positions may also require ongoing random drug and/or alcohol testing as needed.  Employees will be notified if they are subject to alcohol or drug testing.