Disability Management Services provides services mandated by federal and state laws; UC Policies and Procedures to faculty and staff with disabilities. This program provides technical assistance to supervisors and managers on all aspects of disability management, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, and reasonable accommodations, whether work-related or non-industrial.
This is accomplished by:
- Providing educational and early intervention services to prevent or minimize the effects of disability in the workplace.
- Assisting employees with disabilities in overcoming disability-related restrictions or limitation.
- Implementing UC Policy and Collective Bargaining Agreements regarding return to work, reasonable accommodation and medical separation.
- Utilizing an interactive process in consulting with employee, management and other Human Resource units regarding workplace disability issues.
The Interactive Process
The interactive process is the long term communications between an employee and their supervisor on any disability, medical, or accommodation issues. The department must engage an employee in the interactive process to evaluate whether job modifications can be made which enable the employee to continue to perform the essential functions of the job when:
An employee is out for a prolonged disability leave (As a general rule, when an employee is off work on a leave of absence for more than 90 days, supervisors should contact Disability Management Services).
An employee discloses that s/he has a disability impacting his/her job.
An employee provides medical information describing prolonged or permanent impairments.
If you need assistance working with your employee and engaging in the interactive process please do not hesitate to contact the Staff Personnel Unit.
"Reasonable Accommodation" is a reasonable change or modification that will enable an employee to perform the essential functions of the job. When an employee has prolonged or permanent disabilities that impair the employee's ability to perform his/her job, an effort must be made by the unit to provide accommodation to enable the employee to work in a modified capacity or change to a more suitable position.
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