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Reasonable Accommodations for State Employees Policy


SUNY Plattsburgh makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities on a flexible, case-by-case basis.

Policy Information

Policy Number Policy Owner
4032.2 Human Resource Services 
  • 4.0 Policy

    The State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and equal access to services, programs and activities for all persons, including those with disabilities. It is SUNY Plattsburgh's policy to provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified person with a disability to enable such person to perform the essential functions of the State government position for which he or she is applying or in which he or she is employed. This policy is based on the New York State Human Rights Law, Sections 503/504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Executive Order 6.

    It is the policy of SUNY Plattsburgh to make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities on a flexible, case-by-case basis. Programs and/or departments are expected to have the flexibility and capacity to provide reasonable accommodations when needs arise. Otherwise qualified individuals with documented disabilities (as defined by applicable state and federal regulations, including those regarding perceived disability), are eligible to request reasonable accommodations. The responsibility for initiating a request for accommodations lies with the individual with a disability. Every individual making a request for reasonable accommodations must provide sufficient documentation to support his or her request. Submitted documentation must be from an appropriate, qualified professional. In accordance with federal and state regulations, SUNY Plattsburgh will treat disability-related information in a confidential manner.

    This Policy applies to all employment practices and actions. It includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, the job application process, skills assessment, hiring, training, disciplinary actions, rates of pay or other compensation, advancement, classification, transfer and reassignment, and promotions.

    Designated Campus Contact for Employees with Disabilities

    Michael Thompson, Assistant Director of Human Resource Services (see E) is the designated contact person for employees with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations. The designated contact person follows policy and procedures for employee requests for accommodations (including Procedures for Implementing Reasonable Accommodation in New York State Agencies), and is available to assist faculty and staff in gaining a greater understanding of the law and to clarify institutional obligations under the law to provide reasonable accommodations.

    Disability Accommodations Resources

    Along with supervisors, department directors, and other administrative personnel on campus as indicated above, the Facilities Department addresses concerns that are brought to their attention, and may be the most appropriate recipient of a request regarding building and grounds concerns:

    William Circelli Interim Facilities Director Office: Service Building 109 Phone: 518-564-5030 Email: [email protected]

    Questions or concerns regarding policy, services, complex accommodations, or allegations of non-compliance should be directed to the designated campus contact:

    Michael Thompson Assistant Director of Human Resource Services Office: Kehoe 912 Phone: 518-564-5062 Email: [email protected] 

    Individuals who believe they have experienced discrimination on the basis of disability and have been unable to arrive at a mutually acceptable resolution with the designated campus contact and appropriate personnel may file a complaint with the Affirmative Action Officer.  Individuals should contact:

    Dr. Lynda Ames Affirmative Action Officer Office: Hawkins Hall 053A Phone: 518-564-3310 Email: [email protected]

For additional information about this policy, please contact the Policy Owner listed above.

 

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