Substance Abuse in the Workplace



The commonwealth is a "Drug Free Workplace" which encompasses both the use of drugs and alcohol.  Commonwealth policy prohibits:

  • The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of alcohol and other controlled substances by a state employee, either while on duty or in any commonwealth workplace.  Find more information on criminal conduct here.
  • Reporting to work or remaining at work in an unfit condition as a result of alcohol or other drugs.

Such conduct may subject the employee to appropriate discipline, up to and including termination.

Substance Abuse Policy and Drug-Free Workplace Act Brochure

Policies

Related Programs

Contact Us

OA-Human Resources’ Bureau of Employee Benefits & Services is available to assist and can be contacted at 717.787.8575 or ra-workplacesupportservices@pa.gov.