Standards of Conduct

Green River College intends to provide a drug-free work environment. Each employee is expected to report to work in an appropriate mental and physical condition to perform his/her assigned duties. Therefore, the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of alcohol, cannabis, and illicit drugs in and on Green River College owned and/or controlled property, or while conducting college business, is prohibited.


Violation of this policy by employees will result in disciplinary action being taken in accordance with the Higher Education Personnel Board rules, bargaining unit agreements, tenure laws or other policies of the institution. Violation will be reason for discipline, up to and including termination of employment, or participation in evaluation treatment for a substance use disorder.

Green River College recognizes drug use and/or dependency to be a health, safety and security problem. Employees needing assistance with problems related to drug or alcohol abuse are encouraged to use the State Employee Assistance Program (1.877.313.4455 or and/or employee medical insurance plans as appropriate. Conscientious efforts to seek such help will not jeopardize employment.

Employees must, as a condition of working on any Green River College contract or grant, abide by the terms of this statement; and notify the employee’s supervisor not later than five days after any conviction for a criminal drug statute violation that occurred in the workplace.



Phone: 253-288-3320

Fax: 253-288-3444