Workplace Accommodations for Employees and Applicants

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

A Message from Ryan Kane, Assistant Vice President, Equity and Access

Valencia College is committed to providing equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to all applicants (for employment) and employees without regard to any temporary or long-term disability protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act. In creating a more inclusive and equitable environment, the District Board of Trustees recently approved College Policy 6Hx28: 02-03 Workplace Accommodations for Applicants and Employees. In accordance with this policy, the College works with applicants and employees who request reasonable workplace accommodations because of a disability.

Eligible applicants and employees can readily request and receive reasonable accommodations to assist them in competing for job vacancies, performing the essential functions of a position, gaining access to the workplace and/or accessing employment benefits in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

If a reasonable accommodation is requested due to a disability, an applicant or employee will be required to provide supporting documentation relating to the request and participate in the College’s interactive process. Each accommodation request and documentation will be evaluated on an individual basis with potential accommodation solutions identified.

Additionally, as the nature of the hiring process may be different than the actual job duties required if the applicant is hired, applicants provided an accommodation during the recruitment, selection and/or hiring process who are subsequently hired by the College, may be subject to a separate interactive process as a new employee.

To request an adjustment to job duties or accommodations that may be necessary because of a disability, contact Joanna Victoria, manager, access services, at jvictoria2@valenciacollege.edu or 407-299-5000, extension 3801, or contact your supervisor. Your supervisor will connect with Organizational Development and Human Resources (ODHR) for guidance on appropriate next steps.

For questions on the policy or resources, please contact ODHR at HR4U@valenciacollege.edu, or call the HR4U helpline at 407-299-5000, extension HR4U (4748).

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