Accommodations due to a medical condition should be facilitated through HR/Benefits. If you are asked by a direct report for an accommodation, refer them to HR/Benefits and direct them to the Staff & Faculty Accommodation FAQs page on the Benefits website (this page). Please refrain from medical discussions with staff or faculty members.
In addition to referring a direct report seeking an accommodation to HR/Benefits, a supervisor's responsibilities include:
- Consulting with HR/Benefits to determine if an accommodation request is reasonable based on university and department needs
- Consulting with HR/Benefits in a good faith effort to determine if the accommodation being requested creates an undue hardship
- Providing support in the implementation of the approved accommodation
- Checking-in with the direct report periodically regarding the accommodation in support of their ability to perform the essential functions of their job