The Office of Legal Affairs added relevant policies and procedures that University vendors are required to abide by for our contracts/on our premises.
Issue Date: September 15, 2010
NSU maintains a work and educational environment that is safe for its employees and conducive to high work standards. Additionally, NSU complies with all appropriate federal, state and local regulations regarding substance use in the workplace.
Any individual who conducts business for NSU, is applying for a position or is conducting business on NSU property is covered by our drug and alcohol free workplace policy. This policy includes, but is not limited to, full-time employees, part-time employees, off-site employees, Consultants, volunteers and interns.
The workplace is presumed to include all NSU premises where the activities of NSU are conducted.
The following conduct is prohibited by all employees:
Failure to comply with the NSU alcohol and substance abuse policies may result in appropriate corrective action, up to and including criminal prosecution as well as immediate termination. For individuals who are not NSU employees but who perform work at NSU for its benefit (i.e. independent contractor, temporary employees provided by agencies, volunteers, and so forth) failure to comply with the NSU alcohol and substance abuse policies may result in refusal or disallowance from further work for and at NSU.
NSU exercises the right to establish drug and/or alcohol search and screening procedures consistent with applicable local, state, and federal laws and where deemed necessary. An employee may be required to submit to an alcohol and/or drug test if reasonable suspicion exists. Supervisors must contact the OHR immediately when there is reasonable suspicion that an employee is under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs or otherwise impaired in their performance due to the use of prescription drugs. Employees who are directed to submit to such tests and refuse or fail to do so when asked will be subject to immediate termination for insubordination. The alcohol and/or drug test must be completed within two hours; transportation will be provided.
Depending on the nature of the position, employees who test positive for alcohol or illegal drugs may be referred to NSU’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for professional assistance or may result in appropriate corrective action, up to and including criminal prosecution as well as immediate termination. In such cases where the employee is offered an opportunity to participate in rehabilitation, the employee must sign and abide by the terms set forth in a Return-to-Work Agreement as a condition of continued employment. Employees who refuse such assistance or who fail to follow the treatment outlined for their recovery are subject to termination. Further, an employee who has successfully completed his or her defined treatment plan but who later tests positive for alcohol or illegal drugs will be subject to corrective action up to and including immediate termination of employment.
Positions deemed safety-sensitive are subject to random alcohol and/or drug testing. Random testing must be completed within two hours of request.
Safety-sensitive positions include, but are not limited to the following classes of jobs:
NSU reserves the right to modify the list of identified “safety sensitive positions’ to ensure continued vitality of a comprehensive drug and alcohol program.
All drug-testing information will be maintained in separate confidential records.
NSU recognizes that drug addiction is an illness that requires professional assistance or treatment. Assistance for recovery from such illnesses is available through the EAP or NSU health plan. Please contact OHR to discuss in confidence any issues that fall within the provisions of this policy.
Employees must notify OHR of any criminal conviction related to drug activity in the workplace within five days after such conviction. If the individual is supported by a federal grant or contract, NSU must notify the appropriate government agency within 10 days after receiving such notice as required by the provisions of the federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.
Issue Date: December 1991; revised July 2001, October 2004, March 2012
Policy Number: 32
Smoking and tobacco use are prohibited in all Nova Southeastern University facilities and on all university property and other properties owned or leased by the University with no exception. This includes, but is not limited to, all indoor and outdoor areas and properties. Indoor areas and properties include, but are not limited to, all common work areas, elevators, hallways, university-owned or leased vehicles, garages, restrooms, dining areas, employee lounges, conference and meeting rooms, and all other enclosed areas in the workplace. Outdoor areas include, but are not limited to, parking lots, grounds, rooftops, plazas, courtyards, entrance and exit ways, and any other areas of the university campus.
Also, smoking and tobacco use is prohibited within personal vehicles when on any property owned or leased by Nova Southeastern University.
For purposes of this policy, “smoking” is defined as inhaling, exhaling, burning, carrying or possessing any lighted tobacco product, including cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and any other lit tobacco products.
For the purposes of this policy, “tobacco use” is defined as the personal use of any tobacco product, whether intended to be lit or not, which shall include smoking as defined above, as well as the use of an electronic cigarette or any other device intended to simulate smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco, including snuff; chewing tobacco; smokeless pouches; any other form of loose-leaf, smokeless tobacco; as well as the use of unlit cigarettes, cigars, and pipe tobacco.
This policy applies to all students, faculty, staff, volunteers, contractors, consultants, and visitors and extends to all facilities occupied or controlled by Nova Southeastern University, including education centers located in the state of Florida and throughout the United States. Smoking and tobacco use is also prohibited in all university-owned or leased vehicles, including but not limited to, Public Safety vehicles, Physical Plant vehicles, the Shark Shuttle, and golf carts.
NSU Parking Permit Policy
All Nova Southeastern University students, faculty, staff, and outside contractors or vendors who park a vehicle on University property must obtain a University parking permit and pay the applicable annual parking permit fee. Parking permit types and fees can be found at https://www.nova.edu/publicsafety/parking/permit-types-and-fees.html.
One-Stop Shop, located in the Horvitz Administration Building and the Admissions Office of the HPD Terry Administration Building, issues parking permits for all NSU faculty and staff members and students. A current NSU vehicle permit must be displayed on the vehicle or a parking citation will be issued. NSU requires the parking permit to be affixed to the exterior of the left-hand corner of the rear window or the left side of the rear bumper, not inside the vehicle.
The parking permit application can be downloaded and completed now or it can be picked up at the One-Stop Shop.
All permits issued will require the applicant to present a valid driver’s license, current NSU identification card, and a state-issued vehicle registration card for each vehicle registered.
Temporary Parking Permits/Passes
The following terms shall apply as applicable where NSU purchases in connection with federal funding or using federal funds per Section 30 of the purchase order terms and conditions.