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Faculty, Staff and Student Employee Workplace Accommodations

When an employee becomes unable to perform the essential duties of their position as a result of a disability covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Central Michigan University is committed to providing reasonable workplace accommodations. 

Workplace accommodations are any change in the work environment or in the way things are customarily done that enables an employee with a disability to overcome the physical or mental limitations caused by their medical condition so that they are able to perform the essential functions of their position.

Faculty Personnel Services, Human Resources and Student Employment Services are responsible for administering the university's interactive work accommodation process for faculty, staff, temporary and student employees.

How to make a request

The interactive work accommodation process begins when an employee makes a verbal or written request for an accommodation to their supervisor. The supervisor then completes the supervisor's portion of the Work Accommodation Request Form and gives the form to the employee with a copy of the Work Accommodation Process. The employee must then submit the completed Work Accommodation Request Form to the appropriate coordinator.

What happens next

The appropriate coordinator will begin the interactive process, which includes requesting medical documentation if needed, determining if the employee meets the disability criteria, and if so, begins to discuss the requested accommodation/accommodation options with the employee and supervisor. The coordinator makes the final decision on whether to accept or deny the request for accommodation and notifies all parties involved of the decision.

To find out more, please review the Work Accommodation Process in its entirety.

For additional information, please contact the appropriate office: