The University of Pittsburgh strives to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related laws which prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in employment practices.
Requesting an Accommodation
Employees or applicants who believe that they have a disability necessitating an accommodation should contact their supervisor or the Office of Disability Resources and Services (412-648-7890). Generally, it is the responsibility of the employee with a disability to self-identify and inform the University that an accommodation is requested. Documentation of the disability will be required. The Office of Disability Resources and Services has developed guidelines for accommodations. Requests for reasonable accommodations will be determined by management on a case-by-case basis involving a cooperative effort among the employee, the supervisor, and Disability Resources, with due consideration of the documentation that has been submitted.
A reasonable accommodation can be a change or adjustment to a job or work environment that affords an employee with a disability the opportunity to perform the essential functions of the job. If a reasonable accommodation is required, an employer must provide an effective reasonable accommodation, but not necessarily the particular accommodation preferred or requested by the employee.
Essential job functions are those duties that an employee must be able to perform in the position with or without reasonable accommodation.