Funding ADA Accommodation for L&S Employees

This document offers departments guidance about providing reasonable accommodations for disability.

Please see also L&S HR document Disability Accommodation - Employment

From time to time, departments are asked to provide reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities, in order to ensure equal employment opportunities and to provide a workplace environment in which our employees can be successful. Sometimes these requests are communicated informally and accommodated within ordinary departmental processes and decisions (for example, an employee expresses a preference for a particular type of keyboard, to reduce aggravating an old injury). Sometimes these requests are communicated formally, in a process that involves  certification of the need from a treating specialist and employee submission of the Disability Accommodation Request form through the L&S Division Disability Representative (DDR) for his or her employment group (faculty, academic or classified staff, or graduate assistant).  (For the current list of L&S DDRs, please see doc Disability Accommodation - Employment).  

In general, it is the College of Letters & Science policy that departments are expected to absorb the cost  for reasonable accommodations up to $1,000 for each case.  If a department has a request that exceeds this amount, the department may contact their respective College DDR to request assistance with the cost of the accommodation.  Each situation will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Please remember that ADA requests for accommodation must be kept confidential, and the L&S DDR will be the point of contact  (as opposed to the department’s Associate Dean or other staff).

Keywords:Disability, ADA, DDR, ergonomic, Americans with disabilities act   Doc ID:28632
Owner:Michelle M.Group:College of Letters & Science
Created:2013-02-13 15:55 CSTUpdated:2017-09-28 08:30 CST
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