Mason Supports Success in the Workplace
The university provides accommodations to employees with disabilities.
Employee rights include:
- Access to all university offerings, including courses, programs, services, activities, employment and facilities.
- Information reasonably available in accessible formats.
- An equal opportunity to employment.
- Receive reasonable accommodations, which may include auxiliary aids and services.
- Confidentiality of all information regarding his/her disability.
The process starts when an employee or a supervisor contacts the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator to discuss or request an accommodation.
What the ADA Coordinator Does
- Explain the process and discuss the employee's request.
- Provide an information-release form for medical documentation.
- Obtain a job description.
- Request confirmation of the employee's condition from a medical professional.
- Schedule ergonomic and/or assistive technology assessments.
- Evaluate the medical professional's report and the assessments to determine if the employee is eligible for accommodations and if so, what kind.
- Discuss recommendations with employee and supervisor.
- If accommodations are warranted, specify in an agreement with employee and supervisor.
- Work with the employing department to provide accommodations.
What the Employee Does
- Help obtain medical documentation.
- Actively participate in assistive technology and/or ergonomic assessments.
- Discuss accommodation needs with the ADA Coordinator and the supervisor.
- Inform supervisor if accommodations are not effective.
- Meet performance standards for his/her position.
What the Supervisor Does
- Provide the employee's position description identifying the essential functions of the job and, if relevant, information about difficulties the employee may be having.
- Discuss possible accommodations with the ADA Coordinator and employee.
- Implement accommodations.
- Monitor and evaluate accommodations' effectiveness.
- Contact the ADA Coordinator if problems arise.