The University of Washington provides reasonable accommodation to qualified employees with a disability as defined by state and federal law. The disability accommodation request process describes how an employee may request accommodation.
Sometimes an employee with a disability cannot continue employment despite all efforts to reasonably accommodate the employee. In these cases the University must separate the individual from UW employment. Separation is not discipline, but a process that recognizes that continuing employment is not possible.
If you are facing the possibility of disability separation, the University has staff and resources who can help you.
If you are separated and later become able to return to University employment, contact the University’s Disability Employment Specialist at (206) 616-5129. The Disability Employment Specialist can help you assess your skills and advise you on how to plan for a possible return to employment.