It is the policy of Park University not to discriminate on the basis of disability against any qualified person. To this end all decisions relating to employment including, but not limited to recruitment, selection, training, assignment, promotion, compensation, transfer, benefits, and education, will be determined by the applicant's or employee's ability with consideration of any requested reasonable accommodation. This policy is applicable to all employment policies and practices.
Definition of reasonable accommodation: Reasonable accommodation is an adjustment to job duties, performance methods, and/or work setting or service delivery to meet the individualized need of an individual, applicant or employee with a disability.
The provision of a reasonable accommodation removes barriers in a specific situation, which prevent or limit the application process, recruitment, employment and upward mobility of a qualified person with a disability or prevents their participation in a program, activity or event. Examples of reasonable accommodation are:
- Making facilities accessible and usable;
- Job restructuring;
- Modifying work schedules;
- Implementing flexible leave policies;
- Reassigning to a vacant position;
- Providing assistive equipment at City programs;
- Modifying test, training materials and policies; or
- Providing qualified readers or interpreters.
Any applicant for employment or current employee may request reasonable accommodation to the Director of Human Resource Services.
All requests for accommodation must indicate the following
- Name and contact information of the person requesting accommodation.
- The specific limitation, the type of accommodation requested, with an explanation of how the accommodation will allow the performance of the essential functions of the position or the participation in a program or activity.
- Verification of the disability by the requester’s physician, medical provider or vocational/rehabilitation counselor may be required. (If medical verification is required the person requesting accommodation must sign a release form provided by Human Resource Services).