It is the policy of Outsiders Inn to maintain a drug- and alcohol-free work environment that is safe and productive for employees, volunteers and guests with Outsiders Inn.

The unlawful use, possession, purchase, sale, distribution, or being under the influence of any illegal drug and/or the misuse of legal drugs while on company or client premises or while performing services for Outsiders Inn is strictly prohibited. Outsiders Inn also prohibits reporting to work or performing services under the influence of alcohol or consuming alcohol while on duty or during work hours. In addition, the Outsiders Inn prohibits off-premises abuse of alcohol and controlled substances, as well as the possession, use, or sale of illegal drugs, when these activities adversely affect job performance, job safety, or Outsiders Inn’s reputation in the community.

To ensure compliance with this policy, substance abuse screening may be conducted in the following situations

  • Pre-employment: As required by the organization for all prospective employees who receive a conditional offer of employment
  • For Cause: Upon reasonable suspicion that the employee is under the influence of alcohol or drugs that could affect or has adversely affected the employee’s job performance.
  • Random: As authorized or required by federal or state law.

Compliance with this policy is a condition of employment. Employees who test positive or who refuse to submit to substance abuse screening will be subject to termination. Notwithstanding any provision herein, this policy will be enforced at all times in accordance with applicable state and local law. 

Any employee violating this policy is subject to discipline, up to and including termination, for the first offense.


Smoking is only permitted during break times in designated outdoor areas, as per shelter location guidelines instruct. Employees, volunteers and guests using these areas are expected to dispose of any smoking debris safely and properly.

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