Employee Procedure for Workplace Accommodation

Request Process & Documentation Needs

Employees who need reasonable workplace accommodations due to a disability in order to complete the essential functions of their job or have access to the University's programs and activities must request accommodations to the ODR.  In order to determine eligibility and establish that an individual is covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990the following is generally needed:

  1. Request and documentation: Employees should complete the Disability Disclosure Intake Form. The employee will be contacted to discuss the request for accommodations and potential need for disability documentation. Service Animal (defined by the ADA) only requests do not have to submit disability documentation unless specifically requested. For assistance animal accommodations within University Housing additional requirements are needed.

  2. Interactive process: The ADA/504 Coordinator will engage in an interactive process with the supervisor and the employee to determine essential job functions and reasonable accommodations.

  3. Implementation: Upon completion of the interactive process, the ADA/504 Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that approved accommodations are understood and implemented in a timely manner. 

Employees are encouraged to begin this process as early as possible to ensure the timely provision of accommodations.  Once both disclosure form and appropriate documentation is received every effort will be made to determine eligibility and provide related accommodations within 15 business days of submission.  

Appalachian State University is committed to providing an institutional environment free from discriminiation and harassment to the Appalachian community, including students, faculty, staff and others who participate in University Programs, activities, or conduct business on behalf of the University.