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Minnesota West Policies

Chapter 4 - Human Resources

4.20.1 Alcohol and Other Drug Use

Minnesota West Community & Technical College, along with the State of Minnesota, recognizes that alcoholism and other drug dependencies are a significant social problem with a potential for causing severe effects to the state's workforce. We recognize that we have a responsibility to maintain a drug free workplace. We further recognize that drug dependency may be an illness. Consistent with this understanding, however, we have an obligation to ensure that our employees perform their jobs efficiently, safely and in a professional business-like manner.

To that end, Minnesota West will follow the State of Minnesota Policy and applicable union contracts when dealing with Alcohol and Other Drug Use by State Employees. The State's policy can be found at here.

Approved by: Ron Wood, President
Date: July 1, 2003
History & Revision: February 28, 2012 updated State policy web address.