The University of Miami provides reasonable accommodations in its programs, employment, and academic settings in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, an employment practice, or the work environment that will enable a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to enjoy an equal employment opportunity. Workplace Equity and Performance reviews each request on a case-by-case basis and makes a good faith effort to reasonably accommodate qualified employees or applicants with disabilities.
To access the employment process, applicants in need of accommodation based on their disability must contact the interviewing department, the Human Resources recruiter or Workplace Equity and Performance and advise them of their need. For employment purposes, a qualified individual with a disability is an individual who meets the legitimate skill, experience, education or other requirements of a position that he or she holds or seeks and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Employees who wish to request an accommodation should begin the process by informing their immediate supervisor of their need for accommodation. This should be followed by completing the Accommodation Request Form and submitting the completed form to their supervisor, who will then submit the form with supporting documentation, including a copy of the employee’s job description to Workplace Equity and Performance. If you require assistance completing this form, contact the Coral Gables office at (305) 284-3064 or the Miller School of Medicine office at (305) 243-7203.
If you are a student in need of a reasonable accommodation, you should contact The Office of Disability Services. The staff of ODS is available to answer questions, review medical documentation, and arrange services for all qualified students admitted to the University of Miami. The University is dedicated to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified students, employees, and all those with disabilities participating in its programs and services.
All accommodation requests are reviewed by Workplace Equity and Performance and granted based upon whether the individual is otherwise qualified and the accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. The review process may include an interactive discussion between the individual requesting the accommodation and the appropriate department. The University is committed to confidentiality and ensures that all information regarding an individual’s disability is maintained as required or permitted by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
If you feel you qualify as an individual with a disability and you wish to arrange a reasonable accommodation or if you have any questions or comments related to the Reasonable Accommodation process, you should contact Workplace Equity and Performance.