The employee will be asked to provide a written request for accommodation, including the name and title of the employee, the disability, and the specific accommodation requested.
The University of Texas System will make reasonable workplace accommodation for any applicant or employee with a disability that does not constitute an undue hardship. System Administration to nondiscrimination in the employment of persons with disabilities. Medical and disability-related records will be maintained separately and will be accessible only to authorized personnel.
Job postings will include a statement that a reasonable workplace accommodation may be requested by contacting the Office of Employee Services. If a reasonable workplace accommodation is implemented, the Office of Employee Services will periodically confer with the employee with the disability to determine the continuing need for the accommodation.
A disability can be either permanent (for example, a hearing or mobility impairment) or temporary (for example, a treatable illness or temporary impairment that is the result of an accident).
A disability can also be visible (for example, a wheelchair or white cane indicates the person has a disability) or invisible (for example, a mental illness).
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A supervisor notified of an employee's disability and request for reasonable accommodation should immediately forward the request to the Office of Employee Services, with a copy to the department head.
8.2 The Office of Employee Services will contact the employee to discuss and obtain additional information regarding the requested accommodation.
Qualified Individual with a Disability - an individual who meets all the skills, experience, knowledge, educational, and other job requirements for the position and can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Reasonable Accommodation - modifications or adjustments to a job application process that enable a qualified applicant with a disability to be considered for the position he or she desires; modifications or adjustments to the work environment, or to the manner or circumstances under which the position held or desired is customarily performed, that enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of that position; or modifications or adjustments that enable an employee with a disability to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by similarly situated employees without disabilities.
An employee who believes that he or she has been denied a reasonable accommodation, discriminated against on the basis of disability, or retaliated against due to an accommodation request may submit a complaint to the Office of Employee Services or may initiate a grievance in accordance with INT123, .