Employee Accommodations

Employee Accommodations

UC Irvine is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. The University provides reasonable accommodation to otherwise qualified employees who are disabled or become disabled and need assistance to perform the essential functions of their positions. A "reasonable accommodation" is any reasonable adjustment to a job or work environment that permits a qualified employee to perform the essential functions of the position. Employees are responsible for informing the University when a reasonable accommodation is needed.

Accommodation options will be considered in an interactive process with the employee. Both the University and the employee are expected to participate in the interactive process in good faith. The interactive process will also assess whether the proposed accommodation poses an undue hardship to the University.

Employees should initiate discussions about reasonable accommodations with their direct supervisor/chair. Disability Management Services can assist departments with the interactive process for providing reasonable accommodations to employees.

In the majority of cases, accommodations for employees with disabilities involve low cost or no cost measures. The employee’s home department is responsible for funding accommodations. In the event the cost of accommodations exceeds the capacity for funding at the department level, the department should solicit the responsible Dean or Vice Chancellor for financial assistance.

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