Policy Procedure
Per Federal DOT regulations and the PARM, all
employees must report to work and perform
their duties without being under the influence
of drugs or alcohol, or having their ability to
work impaired as a result of using drugs, or
alcohol on or off duty.
1. All drug and alcohol information herein shall defer to the City of Steamboat
Springs Drug and Alcohol Policy and Information Manual.
2. Transit supervisors, mechanics and drivers are subject to pre‐employment,
random, reasonable suspicion, post‐accident, return‐to‐duty and follow‐up drug
and/or alcohol testing.
3. In the case of prescription drugs, it is the employee’s responsibility to notify the
Transit office prior to reporting for duty when a doctor prescribes medication that
may in any way affect their ability to perform their duties.
4. Marijuana is a controlled substance under federal law (including Federal Transit
Administration). Therefore, it is illegal to consume marijuana in any form while
employed by Steamboat Springs Transit.
5. Additionally, City of Steamboat Springs policy is that consumption of marijuana in
all forms is illegal under federal law and therefore it is against city policy for
employees to use marijuana in any form.
6. Employees are not to have drugs or alcohol in their possession, including on their
person, while on duty.
7. If employees are under the influence of alcohol or drugs while on duty, they are
subject to disciplinary actions or termination as specified in the PARM.
8. Employees may “self‐report” problems with drug or alcohol use/abuse and will
not be subject to federal consequences. However, self‐reporting cannot be used
to avoid federally regulated drug or alcohol testing.
City Policy, State Law, Federal Law Revised: 11/12/2014