This is a summary of PNC’s Drug Abuse Policy. The complete Drug Abuse Policy is made available upon employment with PNC, or upon your earlier request directed to a PNC Recruiter.

PNC is committed to promoting and maintaining a Drug-Free Workplace. Every employee of PNC, and every individual representing PNC, has the responsibility of ensuring that PNC remains a drug-free workplace.

PNC employees are prohibited from using, being under the influence of, possessing, distributing, selling, manufacturing or trafficking in illegal drugs at work, and from illegally or improperly using, abusing or distributing prescription or over-the-counter drugs or medications while on PNC premises, while performing work for PNC or otherwise representing PNC.

Illegal drugs include, but are not limited to, any and all controlled substances except those taken pursuant to a valid prescription. For purposes of the Drug Abuse Policy, marijuana is considered an illegal drug even if taken pursuant to a valid prescription and/or it is legal under state law. The improper use and/or distribution of prescription or over-the-counter drugs or medications includes, but is not limited to:

  • The use of prescription medication obtained without a prescription;
  • The distribution or sale of prescribed medication to another individual;
  • The abuse of medication obtained with a valid prescription; and
  • The abuse of over-the-counter medications.

Drug Testing

All applicants must take and pass a drug test prior to commencing employment. An employee may also be asked to submit to a drug test if:

  • There is reason to believe that the employee may have violated the Drug Abuse Policy;
  • The employee appears to be impaired (e.g., slurred speech, staggering or diminished motor skills, or lapse of consciousness);
  • The employee is involved in an accident due to an unsafe act performed during work; or,
  • The employee works in a sensitive position where drug use may pose an increased risk to PNC, the public or the security or safety of coworkers.

The refusal or failure to take a drug test in a timely manner as directed by PNC will result in withdrawal of an offer for employment and/or termination of employment.

Reporting a Conviction

PNC requires employees to report when they are convicted of, plead guilty or no contest to or enter a pre-trial diversion program relative to using, possessing, distributing, selling, trafficking in and/or manufacturing illegal drugs during employment with PNC. The report must be in writing and must be provided to asupervisor or PNC’s Employee Relations Information Center (ERIC) within five days after the conviction, plea or date theemployeeenters into the pre-trial diversion program.

Right to Search

PNC reserves the right to search all company property including, but not limited to, computers, voicemail box, desks, cabinets, lockers and files. PNC also reserves the right to search all employee personal possessions such as boxes, bags, backpacks, purses, briefcases, computers, cell phones, PDAs, disks and files, brought onto or taken from PNC's premises. For the purposes of this policy, "PNC premises" includes its parking lots.

Corrective Action

If an employee violates PNC’s Drug Abuse Policy, PNC has the right to take any corrective action it deems appropriate, up to and including termination of employment.

Drug Rehabilitation

If you believe you have a drug-related problem, PNC encourages you to seek help. Employees should refer to PNC’s complete Drug Abuse Policy for available options to seek help.