Accommodating individuals with
The Director of Human Resources will designate another OHR staff member to act as a back-up for the DPM to process requests when the DPM is unavailable for any length of time (, the DPM is on vacation or out on extended leave).While the DPM has responsibility for processing requests for reasonable accommodation, the DPM may work closely with an employees supervisor or office director in responding to the request, particularly those involving performance of the job. EEOC provides reasonable accommodations: A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability.
EEOCs Procedures fully comply with the requirements of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.After a request for accommodation has been made, the next step is for the parties to begin the interactive process to determine what, if any, accommodation should be provided.This means that the individual requesting the accommodation and the DPM must communicate with each other about the request, the precise nature of the problem that is generating the request, how a disability is prompting a need for an accommodation, and alternative accommodations that may be effective in meeting an individuals needs.When an individual (or third party) makes an oral request, the DPM must ensure that the Confirmation of Request form is filled out (see Appendix A).The DPM must fill out the Form if the requestor does not.
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