Job Accommodation and the Interactive Process: The Employee's Role
Summary: Learn about your role as an employee in arranging for job accommodation if you are disabled or become disabled.
|What to do||How to do it|
|1. Request job accommodation.||a. Inform your supervisor of the difficulties in performing your job.
b. Request job accommodation (verbally, in writing, or via a licensed treatment provider's note).
c. Provide your supervisor with a written licensed treatment provider's statement describing your job-related limitations.
|2. Contact an expert.||
a. Contact UCDHS Disability Management Services, (916) 734-8191, to:
|3. Participate in interactive process meetings with your supervisor and/or Rehabilitation Counselor.||
a. Compare your job-related restrictions with your job functions.
b. Identify reasonable accommodations to perform your functions.
c. Discuss special job search assistance if you cannot perform your job functions.
|4. Learn about the selected reasonable job accommodation.||
a. Receive and understand information about your job accommodation.
b. Accept and sign the Interactive Process form, or Temporary Accommodation form provided by the department or UCDHS Disability Management Services.
|5. Begin your job accommodation.||
a. Follow up regularly with your supervisor and counselor regarding your satisfaction.
b. If your accommodation is unsuccessful, continue the interactive process to evaluate other accommodations.
|Need assistance? Contact Dennis Dark, UCDHS Disability Management Services, (916) 734-8191.|