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Alcohol Abuse Procedure - 63.11.02

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Howard Community College employees and students are expected to be free from the influence of alcohol while in the workplace, on college property, or at college-sponsored events. Open or non-sealed containers of alcohol are not permitted on college-owned or controlled property, or at any college-sponsored program or activity, whether on-campus or off-campus except under the conditions specified in procedure 70.01.02, Alcohol on Campus and Liquor Licenses. Guidelines for students are detailed in the student handbook.

Employees who show evidence of being under the influence of alcohol while at the college may be subjected to an immediate alcohol screening in accordance with college procedure 63.11.04, Employee Drug and Alcohol Testing. Evidence of being under the influence consists of actions, appearance, speech, or odors that reasonably cause a supervisor to believe that the employee is impaired. “Under the influence of alcohol” means a blood alcohol concentration equal to or greater than .07 percent.

Employees or students who violate this procedure will be subject to disciplinary action.

Effective Date: 02/08/19

President's Office Use:  VPAF/VPSS - CAT

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