ERIC Number: ED195074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Handbook of Reasonable Accommodation.
Heaton, Sandra M.; And Others
The booklet discusses a basic concept in affirmative action and nondiscrimination for the handicapped, which requires federal agencies to make reasonable accommodation to the physical or mental limitations of a qualified handicapped applicant or employee unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the agency. Reasonable accommodation is defined, and some factors to be used in determing whether there might be undue hardship if an accommodation is made are described. Examples of actions that can be taken to accommodate the handicapped are presented, including modifying written examinations, modifying worksites, making facilities accessible, adjusting work schedules, restructuring jobs, providing assistive devices, providing readers and interpreters, adopting flexible leave policies, reassigning and retraining employees, and eliminating transportation barriers. The section on reasonable accommodation from the Code of Federal Regulations is appended. (DLS)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Personnel Management, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Reasonable Accommodation (Disabilities)
Note: First in the Personnel Management Series. The document was prepared in the Office of Selective Placement Programs of the Office of Affirmative Employment Programs.