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Board Policy No. 24 – Employee Drug and Alcohol Policy <br />Page 2 of 20 <br />D. Maintain a revenue service vehicle or equipment used in revenue service; <br />E. Security personnel who carry firearms; <br />F. Supervisors of the aforementioned employees since these supervisors may perform <br />safety-sensitive duties. <br />The District has reviewed the actual duties performed by employees and determined that no <br />current positions require the performance of safety-sensitive duties as defined above. <br />The drug and alcohol testing required by this policy for employees who are not safety-sensitive <br />employees as defined above is required by the District, not the FTA. This policy specifies which <br />testing is mandated by FTA and which is required by the District which will be identified by italics. <br />The District has determined under its own authority that the positions listed in Appendix A require <br />the performance of safety-sensitive duties relative to District requirements (not FTA), and as such <br />shall be subject to drug and alcohol testing under this policy. <br />Such testing shall follow the requirements and guidelines mandated by the FTA, but shall not be <br />part of, nor comingled with, the testing performed under FTA guidelines. All information regarding <br />the drug and alcohol testing under District authority shall be maintained separate from that <br />required by the FTA. Non-DOT testing forms shall be utilized for testing done under District <br />authority. <br />The District does not employ volunteers to conduct safety-sensitive duties. <br />Upon implementation, this policy supersedes all previously issued Drug and Alcohol Policies by <br />NCTD. <br />Illegal Drugs, Legal Drugs, and Alcohol <br />A. Illegal Drugs <br />The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance <br />is prohibited while on District business or on District premises, property or vehicles. Further, no <br />employee shall bring drug paraphernalia onto District premises or property or into District vehicles. <br />All employees must abide by this policy statement as a condition of employment. Violation of <br />these rules will result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination; termination is likely <br />for any violation, even a first offense. <br />Illegal drug means any drug (a) which is not legally obtainable or (b) which is legally obtainable <br />but has not been legally obtained. The term includes marijuana, cocaine, opiates (codeine, <br />morphine, heroin), phencyclidine (PCP), amphetamines (amphetamine, methamphetamine, <br />MDMA, MDA, and semi-synthetic opioids (hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, <br />oxymorphone). Regardless of any State laws protecting the medicinal or recreational use of <br />marijuana, federal regulations forbid its use by safety-sensitive employees, and District policy <br />forbids its use for all other employees. Employees are prohibited from using the six listed drugs <br />at all times, and covered employee may be tested for these drugs any time while on duty as <br />discussed below. The term “illegal drugs” also includes prescribed drugs not legally obtained, or <br />prescribed drugs not being used for prescribed purposes.