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2009 National Drug-Free Work Week: October 19–25
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October 13, 2009, Volume 56, No. 07

This year’s national Drug-Free Work Week will take place October 19–25. The University of Pennsylvania values the health and safety of the entire Penn community and is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace year-round. Drug and alcohol abuse can harm not only the person with the substance abuse problem, but also his or her family, friends and co-workers. Penn prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, sale, possession or use of any drug by its employees in its workplace. Please take the time to review the University’s drug and alcohol policies which are available online:

• The University’s Drug-Free Workplace Policy: www.hr.upenn.edu/Policy/Policies/705.aspx

• The University’s Alcohol and Drug Policy: www.vpul.upenn.edu/alcohol/policy.html

If you or a family member have a substance abuse problem, we encourage you to seek help. Penn provides free, confidential counseling services for you and your immediate family members through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The EAP is designed to provide assistance with issues and challenges that may interfere with your personal or professional life, including serious issues such as substance abuse. For more information about the EAP, visit the Division of Human Resources website at www.hr.upenn.edu/Quality/Wellness/EAP.aspx or contact Penn Behavioral Health 24-hours a day, 7 days a week at (888) 321-4433.

—Division of Human Resources

Related: Annual Selection Period for Retirees and Long-Term Disability (LTD) Recipients; National Save for Retirement Week

Almanac - October 13, 2009, Volume 56, No. 07