Both policies discuss the University’s commitment to providing equal access to employment opportunities and reasonable accommodation in the workplace for qualified individuals with a disability. An individual’s disability may be accommodated regardless of full-time employment or probationary period status, unless that accommodation is determined to be a hardship after an interactive discussion with the employee and an assessment of the requested accommodation is made. Please see the link below regarding accommodation requests.
It is recommended that the supervisor/manager work with his or her HR Consultant when reviewing a request for accommodation, or if the department suspects that the employee may have a disability for which an accommodation may be necessary. The supervisor/manager should also contact the HR Consultant if he or she is considering disapproving a request for accommodation. The links below discuss accommodation requests, and include template letters to the employee for supervisors/managers to complete when a request for accommodation is made.