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Resources for Faculty and Staff

Disability Resources will assist employees seeking accommodations for disabilities. An employee may self-identify as disabled at any time via Workday or by contacting Disability Resources at or 412-268-2013.

Faculty and Staff Process for Addressing Accommodations

Carnegie Mellon University provides reasonable accommodations to staff and faculty who are qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions or duties of their positions. An accommodation shall take those steps that may be necessary to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently than other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services.  An accommodation is deemed “reasonable” by ADA standards unless the accommodation would fundamentally alter the nature of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, or advantages offered or would result in an undue burden, i.e., significant difficulty or expense.

Faculty and staff should bring concerns about or requests for accommodations to the Office of Disability Resources. The Office will work with the employee (and his/her supervisor, when appropriate) to find a reasonable accommodation and will request that the employee provide appropriate documentation of the disability according to Documentation Guidelines. If the employee is found to have a disability, the Office will work with him/her to develop an Employee Individualized Accommodation Plan [pdf].

Short-Term Disabilities

Individuals with short-term conditions that substantially limit their ability to complete day-to-day work at the university may be considered for assistance via Disability Resources. If you believe you are in need of services due to a short-term condition, submit a Temporary Disability Verification Form [pdf] or contact Disability Resources.