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STAR COLLEGES INC.

DRUG-FREE
WORKPLACE
POLICY &
PROGRAM
Completed in compliance with DOLE Department Order No. 53-03, series
of 2003; and Republic Act No. 9165, otherwise known as the
Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002

Human Resources Department in partnership with the
School Clinic

use. the safety of the employee or of others. COMPANY POLICY ON DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE Star Colleges Inc. 5303.In compliance with Article V of Republic Act No. if such impairment or influence adversely affects the employee's work performance. explicitly prohibits:  The use. while on the premises of the campus. or sale of dangerous drugs away from the campus premises. "Dangerous Drugs" include those listed in the Schedules annexed to the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. Star Colleges Inc.  Being impaired or under the influence of dangerous drugs away from the school. II.  Possession. or puts at risk the school's reputation. or sale of dangerous drugs on campus premises or while performing an assignment outside the campus premises. COVERAGE A. and its Implementing Rules and Regulations and DOLE Department Order No. otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. hereby adopts the following policies and programs to achieve a drugfree workplace: I. Human Resources Department . or while on school trips and other related activities. These guidelines shall apply to all employees of Star Colleges Inc. solicitation for. the safety of the employee or of others. as Star Colleges Inc. series of 2003 (Guidelines for the Implementation of a Drug-Free Workplace Policies and Programs for the Private Sector). possession. solicitation for. if such activity or involvement adversely affects the employee's work performance.  The presence of any detectable amount of dangerous drugs in the employee's system while at work. or puts at risk the school's reputation. 9165.

increased accidents. COMPANY PROGRAM ON DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE A. evidence of drugs on or about the employee's person or in the employee's vicinity.g. the following circumstances: 1. when the need arises.amended by the 1972 Protocol. but not limited to. and in the Schedules annexed to the 1971 Single Convention on Psychotropic Substances as enumerated in the attached annex of R. will designate a duly accredited drug testing center by the Department of Health (DOH). ii. III. MANDATORY DRUG TEST 1. Human Resources Department . and reduced team effort) which drug use and abuse may cause in the workplace. Star Colleges Inc. the conduct of mandatory drug test shall be required for pre-employment. lower productivity. Star Colleges Inc. more compensation claims.A. including. 3. 2. as its authorized drug testing laboratory. To ensure that only those qualified shall be screened and recruited to prevent the detrimental effects (e. RANDOM TESTING: Officers or employees may be selected at random for drug testing at any interval determined by the Company. poor decision making. 9165. FOR-CAUSE TESTING: The company may ask an officer or employee to submit to a drug test at any time it feels that the employee may be under the influence of drugs. may also conduct drug testing under any of the following circumstances: i. Star Colleges Inc.

4. As defined herein. “Work Accident” refers to unplanned or unexpected occurrence that may or may not result in personal injury. or excessive and unexplained absenteeism or tardiness. Human Resources Department . two (2) testing methods. . work stoppage or interference or any combination thereof of which arises out of and in the course of employment. Star Colleges Inc. 4. iii. the company’s Assessment Team shall evaluate the results and determine the level of care and administrative interventions that can be extended to the concerned employee. “Near-Miss” means an incident arising from or in the course of work which could have led to injuries or fatalities of the workers and/or considerable damage to the employer had it not been curtailed.2. the screening test which will determine the positive result as well as the type of the drug used and the confirmatory test which will confirm a positive screening test. property damage. POST-ACCIDENT TESTING: Any officer or employee involved in a “Near-Miss” incident or “Work Accident” under circumstances that suggest possible use or influence of drugs may be asked to submit to a drug test. All drug tests shall employ. Where the confirmatory test turns positive. unusual conduct on the employee's part that suggests impairment or influence of drugs. 3. negative performance patterns. among others.

is found positive of drug use. B. for the first time. shall provide a list of at least three (3) accredited facilities which an employee who was tested positive for drugs may choose from. in consultation with the head of the rehabilitation center. shall inform the officer or employee who was subjected to a drug test of the test-results whether positive or negative. Star Colleges Inc. An officer or employee who. 9165 and is a ground for dismissal. All costs of drug testing shall be borne by Star Colleges Inc. Following rehabilitation.5. All costs for the treatment and rehabilitation of the drug dependent employee shall be charged to his account. Human Resources Department . TREATMENT. AND REFERRAL 7. 9. shall be referred for treatment and/or rehabilitation in a DOH accredited center. 10. the resumption of the employee’s job if he or she poses no serious danger to his or her co-employees and/or the workplace. shall evaluate the status of the drug dependent employee and recommend to Star Colleges Inc. the company’s Assessment Team. The period during which the employee is under treatment or rehabilitation shall be considered as authorized leaves. Star Colleges Inc. 8. Star Colleges Inc. 6. REHABILITATION. Repeated drug use even after ample opportunity for treatment and rehabilitation shall be dealt with the corresponding penalties under R.A. For this purpose.

b) Guidance Office c) School Director’s Office or Student Affairs Office. Promotion of a Drug-Free Workplace 1. B. d) Preventive measures against drug abuse. Human Resources Department . This will be effective on May 2015. d) Academic Affairs Office. family and the community. among others. the following: a) Salient Features of RA 9165 (the Act) and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). LET’S KEEP IT THIS WAY!” or such other messages of similar import. as well as the services available for treatment and rehabilitation. 2. 2. EDUCATION AND TRAINING A. b) The Company policies and programs on drug-free workplace. and the promotion of a drug-free workplace to all school faculty members every May of the year (during the Faculty Orientation Training). A billboard or streamer shall be displayed in conspicuous places with standard messages like “THIS IS A DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE.IV. and e) Steps to take when intervention is needed. ADVOCACY. c) Adverse effects of abuse and/or misuse of dangerous drugs on the person. Such billboards or streamers shall be displayed in the following places: Star Colleges Inc. The school nurse will be required to conduct a presentation dealing with drugs and its effects. 3. The school administration shall be responsible for increasing awareness and education of their officers and employees on the adverse effects of dangerous drugs as well as the monitoring of employees susceptible to drug abuse. a) Main Central Office. Annual Orientation-Education Program 1. Topics which may be included in the orientation-education program shall include. workplace.

It is encouraged that local government agencies or school alumni with related backgrounds be invited as speakers or facilitators for the program’s activities to improve community development and alumni relations. 2. 3. C. it shall extend drug abuse prevention advocacy and training to the workers’ families and their respective communities. D. the students and their families. The Members of the Assessment Team and their responsibilities are the following: a) Training on prevention and clinical assessment shall be given to the School Nurse. employees. The school will conduct a Dangerous Drugs Prevention Month in accordance with the events calendar of the Department of Health. printing. and their families.e) School Clinic. Formation of an Assessment Team 1. and the local community. Star Colleges Inc. Human Resources Department . The Assessment Team will be responsible for the planning and implementation of the activities of such program. In the context of the school’s Corporate Social Responsibility Program. b) Counseling of workers shall be given to the School Guidance Counselor. Participants of the program will include the school’s officers. 5. The human resources manager will be responsible for the creation. 4. treatment and rehabilitation. 2. and for making sure that such promotion materials are on display. and f) Faculty Offices. 3. Extension of Advocacy and Training to Communities 1. and c) other related activities shall be given to the human resources manager. An Assessment Team shall address all aspects of drug abuse prevention.

The employee concerned must be informed of the test results whether positive or negative. Drug Testing Program for Officers and Employees A. 4.gov. Procedures 1. 2. Only drug testing centers accredited by the DOH shall be utilized.oshc.ph). Where the confirmatory test turns positive. Strict confidentiality shall be observed with regard to screening and the screening results. additional drug testing may be required for just cause as in any of the following cases:  After workplace-related accidents. the company’s Assessment Team shall evaluate the results and determine the level of care and administrative interventions that can be extended to the concerned employee. will require officers and employees to undergo a random drug test in accordance with the company’s work rules and regulations for purposes of reducing the risk in the workplace. Drug testing shall consist of both the screening test and the confirmatory test. B. including near miss (see definition above). Upon guidelines provided by DepED. 3. and  In the light of clinical findings and/or upon recommendation of the assessment team. A drug test is valid for one year.ph).V. Star Colleges Inc.  Following treatment and rehabilitation to establish fitness for returning to work or resumption of job. CHED and TESDA. however. Drug testing shall conform with the procedures as prescribed by the Department of Health (DOH) (www.dole. Effectivity 1. A list of the accredited centers may be accessed through the OSHC website (www.gov. Human Resources Department . the latter to be carried out should the screening test turn positive.doh. Star Colleges Inc.

Star Colleges Inc. D. This shall include employee assistance and counseling programs for emotionally-stressed employees.C. absence of which will render the referral procedure ineffective. All officers and employees shall enjoy the right to due process. including drug testing. ROLES. The implementation of the drug-free workplace policies and programs shall be monitored and evaluated periodically (at least one day after every related activity) by Star Colleges Inc. or who would benefit from the treatment and rehabilitation. Drug Prevention and Control Program 1. Star Colleges Inc. or where such exceptions have been authorized in writing by the person concerned. B. Human Resources Department . 2. b) This option is given only to officers and employees who are diagnosed with drug dependence for the first time. or who turn to the Assessment Team for assistance. school administration shall ensure that the workplace policies and programs on the prevention and control of dangerous drugs. school administration to ensure that the goal of a drug-free workplace is met. C. exceptions may be made only where required by law. Procedure a) The Assessment Team shall determine whether or not an officer or employee found positive for drugs would need referral for treatment and/or rehabilitation in a DOH accredited center. Monitoring and Evaluation 1. in case of overriding public health and safety concerns. VI. RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION AND EMPLOYEES A. shall be disseminated to all officers and employees. shall maintain the confidentiality of all information relating to drug tests or to the identification of drug users in the workplace. Star Colleges Inc. It shall obtain a written acknowledgement from the employees that the policy has been read and understood by them.

CONSEQUENCES OF POLICY VIOLATIONS A. School President JOSEPHINE T. ALAWAS. distributes.C. EFFECTIVITY This Policy shall take place effective immediately and shall be made known to every employee. Any officer or employee who uses. VELASCO Employees’ Representative DATE: _________________ Star Colleges Inc. sells or attempts to sell. or transfers dangerous drugs or otherwise commits other unlawful acts as defined under Article II of RA 9165 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations shall be subject to the pertinent provisions of the said Act. VIII. DIR.VII.S.A. Any officer or employee found positive for use of dangerous drugs shall be dealt with administratively in accordance with the provisions of Article 282 of Book VI of the Labor Code and under RA 9165. possesses. tolerates. M. Human Resources Department . B. AMBROSIO B.