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Serious Illness & Disability - Disability Accommodation


Reasonable (or disability) accommodation means modifying or adjusting a job or the work environment to enable a qualified employee (or job applicant) with a disability to perform a job’s essential functions or to participate in the job application process. Reasonable accommodation also includes adjustments to assure that a qualified individual with a disability has rights and privileges in employment that are equal to those of non-disabled employees.

Under the law, individuals are considered to have a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities. Individuals may also be considered disabled if they have a record of having, or are regarded by others as having, such an impairment.


An employee who wishes to request an accommodation should review the Disability Accommodation Request Process webpage, which explains how an accommodation request may be made.

If you have questions about disability accommodation, you may wish to contact the Disability Services Office or your unit’s Human Resources Consultant (HRC).


Administrative Policy Statement 46.5