The College of New Jersey employees are required, as a condition of their employment, to abide by the terms of the Drug-Free Workplace Act and Executive Order 204. As required by law, the College has certified to the federal Department of Education that it will take action against employees, including student employees, convicted of the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of drugs. Such action may require the employee to participate in an approved drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program, and /or may involve formal disciplinary action up to and including termination. The appropriate action must be taken within 30 days of receiving the conviction notification.
Employees are required to notify the Office of Human Resources within five days of conviction for drug violations which occur in the workplace. In the case of employees working under grants, the College is responsible for notifying grant agencies within ten days after receiving notification of drug related convictions. The State Forfeiture of Public Office statute requires forfeiture of public employment if an employee is convicted of third degree crimes or higher.
The College of New Jersey is committed to meeting all of the requirements stipulated in the Drug-Free Workplace Act to ensure that the campus is a safe and healthy environment, and to provide appropriate referrals to students, faculty or staff seeking assistance with substance abuse. Please note, in keeping with the latter objective, the confidential counseling and assistance for alcohol and drug abuse may be obtained through the College’s ADEP program 609.771.2571 or the Office of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.