RE: CA Libraries & Drugs

Jaeschke, Miles (
Wed, 28 Mar 2001 14:46:56 -0800 (PST)

Here's 8355 for those of you following the thread--


8355. Every person or organization awarded a contract or a grant
for the procurement of any property or services from any state agency
shall certify to the contracting or granting agency that it will
provide a drug-free workplace by doing all of the following:
(a) Publishing a statement notifying employees that the unlawful
manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a
controlled substance is prohibited in the person's or organization's
workplace and specifying the actions that will be taken against
employees for violations of the prohibition.
(b) Establishing a drug-free awareness program to inform employees
about all of the following:
(1) The dangers of drug abuse in the workplace.
(2) The person's or organization's policy of maintaining a
drug-free workplace.
(3) Any available drug counseling, rehabilitation, and employee
assistance programs.
(4) The penalties that may be imposed upon employees for drug
abuse violations.
(c) Requiring that each employee engaged in the performance of the
contract or grant be given a copy of the statement required by
subdivision (a) and that, as a condition of employment on the
contract or grant, the employee agrees to abide by the terms of the

-----Original Message-----
From: Brigid Duffy []
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 4:31 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Re: CA Libraries & Drugs

Dear Gary,

California State Law - the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1990 - State Code
section 8355

Without commenting on the practicality (or sanity) of the law, that's what
it is. Even for Berkeley, I'm afraid.

Brigid Duffy
Audio Visual/ITV Center
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132-4200

On Wed, 28 Mar 2001, Gary Handman wrote:

> This certainly doesn't apply to Berkeley.... I think this falls into the
> "give me break" category...
> gary
> At 10:59 AM 03/28/2001 -0800, you wrote:
> >Hope that got your attention
> >
> >A question for any of California Librarians ( that means you Gary)
> >I sometimes receive these absurd forms with orders from California
> >Public Institutions that in order to be paid for an order we must
> >CERTIFY that we are a "drug free workplace". I find this both offensive
> >ridiculous. They do not ask us to certify that we are Alcohol, Murder,
> >Racist, Sexist etc free just drugs. I realize this is just a silly law
> >passed by some legislators with too much time on their hands but I find
> >very disturbing and as a matter of principle I will not sign these forms
> >Usually nothing happens but recently after a correspondence with a
> >University Librarian she returned an order. I don't care about the lost
> >order or even any further lost orders because this is a ridiculous rule
> >I wonder how you guys handle this. Incidentally the order in question was
> >for my women directors series which unlike most other Kino titles is NOT
> >available from any other source so this means that the University in
> >question will never carry these titles.
> >--
> >Jessica Rosner
> >Kino International
> >333 W 39th St. 503
> >NY NY 10018
> >
> Gary Handman
> Director
> Media Resources Center
> Moffitt Library
> UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
> 510-643-8566
> "You are looking into the mind of home video. It is innocent, it is
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