Administrative Policies

AD33 A Drug-Free Workplace

Policy Status: 

Under Review

Subject Matter Expert: 

Jennifer Wilkes, 814-865-1473,

Policy Steward: 

Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff


  • Purpose
  • Policy
  • Violation of Policies

    To comply with federal laws and regulations.

    NOTE: Federal agencies legally cannot award any contract over $25,000 or any grant monies without certification that the University has implemented a drug-free workplace program.


    It is the policy of The Pennsylvania State University that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance, on property owned, leased or controlled by the University and used in the performance of University services is prohibited.

    As a condition of University employment, every employee shall abide by the terms of this policy and he or she shall notify his or her supervisor of any criminal drug conviction for a violation occurring in the University workplace no later than five (5) days after such conviction.


    Any employee found in violation of these prohibitions, shall be subject to disciplinary action, including dismissal, and may be required to participate in a drug abuse assistance or drug rehabilitation program.

    Most recent changes:

    • June 15, 2006 - Revision History added.

    Revision History (and effective dates):

    • September 25, 1989 - Revised "Policy "section; changed "criminal statute conviction" to 'criminal drug conviction".
    • May 12, 1989 - New Policy.

    Date Approved: 

    September 25, 1989

    Date Published: 

    September 25, 1989

    Effective Date: 

    September 25, 1989