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Administrative Procedures

Administrative Procedure 405

Employee Alcohol, Substance Abuse, or Chemical Dependency

Background

Preamble:

 

Wild Rose School Division  recognizes that a wide range of problems may have an effect on an employee's job performance. The problems may be psycological or medical in nature and involve physical, mental or emotional illness, alcohol abuse or alcoholism, and substance abuse or chemical dependency; or may involve marital, family, financial, or legal concerns.

 

Employees who have a problem they feel may affect their work performance are encouraged to seek referral. All requests for help will be strictly confidential.

Procedures

The purpose of this administrative procedure is to assure employees that if personal problems negatively affecting job performance they will receive an offer of assistance to help resolve such problems in an effective and confidential manner. The following procedures apply:

 

Procedures:

 

1.      The Division will provide a confidential Employee Assistance Program to counsel employees with personal and health problems including alcohol and substance abuse/dependency. Any records related to the Employee Assistance Program are protected under both the FOIPP and Health Care Profession Act.

 

2.      It is the responsibility of any employee who is chemically dependent or who abuses drugs (substances) or alcohol to seek early intervention, assistance and treatment.

 

3.      In the interests of student safety and acceptable conduct, the use of alcohol, drugs or any prohibited substances by employees while undertaking any activity directly involving students shall be dealt with through disciplinary action and could lead to dismissal.

 

 

Reviewed:            July, 2011

Next Review By:   July, 2016

References

Legislative References:

 

         School Act Section 60, 61

         FOIP

         Health Care Profession Act

 

Board Policy:

 

         Policy 11 Delegation

 

Cross-references:

 

         AP 310:  Safe Working Environment

         Collective Agreements