Drugs and Alcohol: U.S. Employees

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Alcoholism and the misuse of drugs can adversely affect job performance. NYIT will make reasonable efforts to assist employees who voluntarily come forward to seek assistance with their efforts to overcome addiction to or dependence on drugs or alcohol. However, willingness to assist its employees does not require NYIT to compromise discipline or to excuse the unacceptable performance, actions, or behavior of any employee.

No employee will be allowed to work if that person is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. The non-prescriptive use, sale, possession, distribution, or manufacture of controlled substances, or abuse of a properly prescribed controlled substance, is strictly prohibited at all times either on NYIT property or at other assigned work areas. This policy does not prohibit limited social use of alcohol while at NYIT-sponsored functions. Violation of this policy is grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including suspension or termination of employment.