AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OFFICE
328 Boucke, University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-0471
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Penn State is committed to the policy that every employee shall have equal access to all the programs, facilities, hiring, benefits and privileges related to employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by University policy or by state or federal authorities. University Policy HR09 Reasonable Accommodation for University Employees addresses the procedures University employees should follow when requesting reasonable accommodations. Additionally, a list of frequently asked questions related to employment and reasonable accommodations at Penn State is available by clicking here (FAQ) or below.
The best recommendation we can make for employees who are not sure if a reasonable accommodation would be appropriate or helpful for them is to contact the ADA Coordinator to confidentially discuss any questions or concerns you might have regarding work and disability.
ACCOMMODATION REQUEST FORMS
For your convenience, the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form is available as a download from this web site. If you are unable to download a copy of the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form, please contact The Affirmative Action Office, Penn State, 328 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802; Tel. (814) 863-0471
INFORMATION PERTAINING TO JOB DUTIES
INFORMATION PERTAINING TO MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION
Generally, in the context of an accommodation, medical inquiries related to an employee’s disability and functional limitations are permissible and may include consultations with knowledgeable professional sources, such as doctors, occupational and physical therapists, rehabilitation specialists, and organizations with expertise in adaptations for specific disabilities. The Affirmative Action Office is the University unit charged with collecting medical documentation. In the event that medical documentation is required, the employee will be provided with the appropriate forms to submit to their medical provider. The employee has the responsibilityto ensure that the medical provider follows through on requests for medical information.