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american disabilities act accomodations page

The Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA) provides that an employer must make reasonable accommodations* which allow otherwise qualified employees with disabilities to perform essential duties of their position unless it causes undue hardship on the employer.

 

ONLINE REQUEST FORM   

 

Option 1: Fill out the online request form found here. Your request will be routed to the Workforce Enagement team in University Human Resources and representative will be in contact with you.

You may be required to provide the Health Care Provider Statement, provider documentation of accommodation requirement or work  arrangement necessary for completion of this form by either:

Fax to 706-542-3284 OR

Deliver in person to Office of Human Resources – attn. to: ADA . 
Please use HR Drop box on the front of the building: 215 S. Jackson Street Athens GA 30602   OR

USPS Mail – attn. to: ADA at 215 S. Jackson Street Athens GA 30602

 

PAPER REQUEST FORM (PDF) 

 

Option 2: Print out the request form found here (PDF).  Provide this completed form by the instructions outlined below. 

PDF Request Form (PDF)

You may be required to provide the Health Care Provider Statement, provider documentation of accommodation requirement or work arrangement necessary for completion of this form by either:

Fax to 706-542-3284 OR

Deliver in person to Office of Human Resources – to: ADA. 
Please use HR Drop box on the front of the building: 215 S. Jackson Street Athens GA 30602 OR

USPS Mail – attn. to: ADA 215 S. Jackson Street Athens GA 30602

 


Once one of the options above has been completed and the information has been received, your request will be routed to the Workforce Enagement team in University Human Resources, and a representative will be in contact with you.

 

REASONABLE ACCOMODATION EXAMPLES

 

Making facilities readily accessible and usable

Reallocating or redistributing marginal job functions

Altering when or how essential functions are performed

Use part-time or modified work schedules

Obtaining or modifying equipment or devices

Reassign to a vacant position

Permitting use of accrued paid or unpaid leave

Providing reserved parking

Allowing employee to provide devices

 

 PROHIBITED PRE-EMPLOYMENT INQUIRIES

 

Have you ever been treated for listed diseases?

List any conditions or diseases for which you have been treated in the past.

Have you ever been hospitalized?

Is there any health-related reason you may not be able to perform the job for which you are applying?

How many days were you absent from work because of illness last year?

Have you ever been treated for drug addiction or alcoholism?

Have you ever filed for workers’ comp?

 

PERMISSIBLE PRE-EMPLOYMENT INQUIRES

 

Qualifications of applicant to perform the job

Describing the requirements

Asking applicant if he/she can perform the duties of the position

Asking applicant to describe or demonstrate how he/she will perform the functions

Describing company policies such as attendance, timeliness reporting to work, work hours, etc.

Asking applicant if he/she can meet these requirements

If applicant self-identifies as a person with a disability, it is permissible to ask if he/she can perform the essential job duties with or without an accommodation

OTHER RESOURCES

ADA frequently asked questions (PDF)

UGA Equal Opportunity Office (ADA coordinator)

SERVICE ANIMAL REGISTRATION

Employees (PDF)    Students

 

 

Questions? Contact hrweb@uga.edu or (706) 542-2222