This policy applies to employees and applicants for employment.
The Human Resources Department works with individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment to arrange changes in the work environment or procedures that enable individuals with disabilities to experience equal employment opportunities.
RIT does not provide the following services.
- Mobility assistance or training
- Personal care services
- Personal adaptive equipment such as hearing aids, eye glasses and wheelchairs
Request form and job description
To request accommodations in the workplace due to a disability, employees should speak to their supervisor or the HR Compliance Program Manager. Employees will be asked to submit a completed "Request Form for Employee Disability-Related Accommodations," a copy of current job description and documentation of disability.
Access the "Request Form for Employee Disability-Related Accommodations" on the Human Resources web site in the employment section of the forms page.
Documentation verifying the disability should be a recent letter on letterhead stationery from a qualified professional such as a physician, psychiatrist, neurologist, or psychologist who has made the diagnosis of impairment or condition and/or you are currently seeing for treatment of said condition. The documentation should include the following information:
- Diagnosis of disability
- Description of current level of functioning
- Suggestions for accommodation(s)
- Anticipated duration of the accommodation(s)
Edited March 2013