The workplace and legalization of recreational cannabis

At Monday night’s LLCC Board of Trustees meeting, updates were approved to board policies in anticipation of the legalization of recreational cannabis effective Jan. 1, 2020. A copy of Board Policy and Procedure 8.38 – Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace was emailed Dec. 18. A few takeaways:

  • Despite legalized use of cannabis for medicinal purposes and the upcoming legalization for recreational use, board policy will continue to prohibit the possession, use or distribution of marijuana on college property, including in your vehicle if it is parked on campus. LLCC must adhere to federal law, specifically the Drug-Free Schools and Community Act. In order to receive federal funding, including federal financial aid that many of our students need to access educational opportunities, the college must agree to ban the use of cannabis on campus. Non-compliance would result in fines and possible loss of federal funding. Please be mindful of this moving forward.
  • Pre-employment drug screens will no longer test for the presence of THC except for limited positions as defined in the attached procedure.
  • Employees will only be tested for the presence of drugs, alcohol and/or controlled substances when there is reasonable suspicion of impairment while at work. This remains unchanged from current practice. To ensure that impairment is not unreasonably assessed, a two-person standard for assessing reasonable suspicion of impairment will be implemented. If a supervisor has reasonable suspicion of impairment, the Vice President, Administrative Services; Associate Vice President, Human Resources; or administrative designee must also be in concurrence that reasonable suspicion exists. Training on appropriately and reasonably assessing and properly documenting reasonable suspicion of impairment will be provided to administrators and other supervisory staff.
  • If an employee has a positive result from a reasonable suspicion drug test that may result in disciplinary action, the employee will have the opportunity to appeal the results and provide evidence to support nullifying the results.

If you have any questions after reviewing the policy and procedure, please contact Nicole Ralph, associate vice president, human resources.

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Onsite wellbeing assessment and flu shot clinic today 7-11:30 a.m.

The last opportunity to participate in this year’s onsite wellbeing assessment and flu shot clinic is today, Oct. 23, from 7-11:30 a.m. in the Trutter Center. Registration has closed, but walk-ins are also welcome. This event is open to all LLCC benefit-eligible employees and their spouses. For those employees and their spouses who are enrolled in an LLCC health insurance plan, the wellness screening (and flu shot for those participating in the screening) is free! Benefit-eligible employees who participate in the wellness screening will receive a $50 Visa gift card – just for participating!

Not available today? Select “Physician Screening” when registering for the wellbeing assessment (login/registration instructions in Oct. 22 email) and follow the instructions for having your physician conduct the screening instead. If you have your physician conduct the screening and fax the results to CHCWellbeing by Oct. 31, benefit-eligible employees will also receive the $50 Visa gift card incentive for participating remotely!

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Ralph at nicole.ralph@llcc.edu or 786-2342.

Onsite wellbeing assessment and flu shot clinic tomorrow

The last opportunity to participate in an onsite wellbeing assessment and flu shot clinic will be tomorrow, Oct. 23, from 7-11:30 a.m. in the Trutter Center. Online registration will close at noon today. Walk-ins will also be welcome. This event is open to all LLCC benefit-eligible employees and their spouses. For those employees and their spouses who are enrolled in an LLCC health insurance plan, the wellness screening (and flu shot for those participating in the screening) is free!  All benefit-eligible employees who participate in the wellness screening will receive a $50 Visa gift card – just for participating!

To register for the onsite wellness screening and/or flu shot, open the screening guide emailed on Oct. 14 for login/registration instructions. Please note that there is a separate registration for the wellness screening and the flu shot. If you would like to do both, please be sure to register for both. When registering for a flu shot, you may be asked to enter a job code. If that should happen, please log out of the website, shut down your browser and then go back in. You should no longer see a request for a job code and can begin the registration process for the flu shot.

Not available on Oct. 23? Select “Physician Screening” when registering for the wellbeing assessment and follow the instructions for having your physician conduct the screening instead. If you have your physician conduct the screening and fax the results to CHCWellbeing by Oct. 31, benefit-eligible employees will also receive the $50 Visa gift card incentive for participating remotely!

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Ralph at nicole.ralph@llcc.edu or 786-2342.

Onsite wellbeing assessment and flu shot clinic Oct. 23

The last opportunity to participate in an onsite wellbeing assessment and flu shot clinic will be on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 7-11:30 a.m. in the Trutter Center. This event is open to all LLCC benefit-eligible employees and their spouses. For those employees and their spouses who are enrolled in an LLCC health insurance plan, the wellness screening (and flu shot for those participating in the screening) is free!  All benefit-eligible employees who participate in the wellness screening will receive a $50 Visa gift card – just for participating!

To register for the onsite wellness screening and/or flu shot, open the screening guide emailed on Oct. 14 for login/registration instructions. Please note that there is a separate registration for the wellness screening and the flu shot. If you would like to do both, please be sure to register for both. When registering for a flu shot, you may be asked to enter a job code. If that should happen, please log out of the website, shut down your browser and then go back in. You should no longer see a request for a job code and can begin the registration process for the flu shot.

Not available on Oct. 23? Select “Physician Screening” when registering for the wellbeing assessment and follow the instructions for having your physician conduct the screening instead. If you have your physician conduct the screening and fax the results to CHCWellbeing by Oct. 31, benefit-eligible employees will also receive the $50 Visa gift card incentive for participating remotely!

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Ralph at nicole.ralph@llcc.edu or 786-2342.