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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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No employee shall report to work under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, Don't Drink Catcontrolled substances, or other drugs which affect his or her alertness, coordination, reaction, response, judgment, decision-making, or safety. No employee shall operate, use, or drive any equipment, machinery, or vehicle of the state while under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, controlled substances, or other mood-altering drugs.

Notification of Supervisor

An employee is under an affirmative duty to immediately notify his or her supervisor if he or she is not in appropriate mental or physical condition to operate, use, or drive state equipment.

Unlawful Distribution

No employee shall unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess, transfer, or use a controlled substance in the workplace or wherever the University's work is performed. During work hours or while on state premises, no employee shall use, sell, possess, or transfer alcoholic beverages. Additionally, employees shall not participate in these activities during rest breaks or during overtime work. (Certain exceptions apply for specially permitted events.)

Prescription Drugs

When an employee is taking medically authorized drugs or other substances which may alter job performance, he or she has a duty to notify the appropriate supervisor.

What does this really mean?

  • Don't come to work under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Don't use drugs or alcohol at work
  • Don't use drugs or alcohol when on break or working late
  • Don't drive or run machinery while using drugs or alcohol
  • Don't make or sell drugs or alcohol at work or on work property

Violation of Policy

If you break the above policy you could be disciplined up to and including discharge and/or prosecuted in the criminal justice system!

Minnesota State Mankato may impose sanctions pertaining to alcohol and drug abuse consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Violations of the policy may constitute just cause for discipline, up to and including expulsion or termination of employment and referral for prosecution for violations.