CDL Controlled Substance Policy

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Controlled Substance and Alcohol Policy for Commercial Driver License Holders

Possessing, using, distributing, or being under the influence of prohibited substances while on the job or on university property is cause for termination of employment. “university Property” includes, but is not limited to, any university facilities, other university owned properties, parking lots, private roads, university-owned, rented or leased vehicles, and other equipment.

The use of prescribed substances or over-the-counter substances which may adversely affect performance or behavior must be reported by the individual to his or her supervisor upon reporting to duty. Misuse of over-the-counter or prescribed substances is prohibited.

Safety-sensitive positions (or functions) include full, part-time, and on-call driver positions that require a Commercial Driver License. These positions will be subject to testing. Testing will be conducted for the following reasons: preemployment (for controlled substances only), reasonable suspicion, post-accident, random, return-to-duty, and follow-up.

*This policy is currently under review.


Jennifer Ambrose (616) 526-6342



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