Drug Free Workplace
Kean University requires that employees maintain an environment free of illegal drugs and the abuse of alcohol. In an effort to maintain the safety and well‐being of our employees, Kean University strictly prohibits on‐the‐job use, or impairment from, illegal drugs and/or alcohol while employed at the University.
The Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act requires Kean University, as a grantee of federal grant funds, to prohibit the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance, to specify actions that may be taken against employees who violate the prohibition, to establish a drug-free awareness program for employees, and to require employees and employers to give notice of any conviction for a drug offense committed in the workplace. In 1989, Governor Thomas H. Kean issued Executive Order 204 establishing a “Policy for A Drug-Free Workplace in New Jersey State Government.” As the Executive Order explains, the State is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace in order to protect the health and safety of State employees and the public, and compliance with the terms of the Executive Order is a condition of continued employment at Kean University.
Receipt of federal grant funds is conditioned upon compliance with this law, and a grant award may be suspended or terminated for noncompliance.
Employees with drug and/or alcohol problems are encouraged to request assistance from the Employee Assistance Advisory Program (EAP). The EAP is a confidential counseling service to help full-time employees who are experiencing problems with job performance because of drugs, alcohol, compulsive gambling, family and marital conflicts, stress, depression, interpersonal conflicts and anxiety. Participation in the EAP is voluntary and confidential. For information on EAP, visit https://www.kean.edu/offices/human-resources/benefits/benefits-work-life-balance/employee-assistance-program. Additional questions about available treatment services may be directed to Yrelys Tapanes, Managing Assistant Director - Benefits, by calling 908-737-3313 or via email at email@example.com.