BP 3-24 – Drug-Free Workplace

State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education

BP 3-24

APPROVED: February 9, 1989
EFFECTIVE: February 9, 1989
REPEALED: September 14, 2000
READOPTED: August 25, 2001
REVISED: February 13, 2019

Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, 102, Stat. 4304
Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (20 USC 1011i)
Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (21 USC, Sec. 801 et. seq.) and Implementing Regulations
Colorado Revised Statutes Section 42-4-1301 and Sections 18-18-203 through 207
System President’s Procedure SP 3-24, Drug-Free Workplace
Board Policy 19-30 Drug Free Schools
State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures


/ Dr. Byron McClenney /
Dr. Byron McClenney, Chair


The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in the workplace.


This policy applies to all employees in the Colorado Community College System (CCCS or System).


Observance of this policy is a condition of employment and violation of such will subject the employee to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including termination.


Any employee who is charged with or convicted of a criminal drug violation or violation involving alcohol occurring in the workplace or while performing job duties must notify their Human Resources office as outlined in SP 3-24, Drug-Free Workplace, which may trigger additional notification requirements upon the System.


The Colleges and the System shall establish drug-free awareness programs which will inform all employees about this policy. The programs will also inform employees about the dangers of drug abuse and about available drug counseling, rehabilitation, and employee assistance programs.


The Chancellor shall promulgate any procedures which may be necessary to implement this policy.