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Employee Relations Reasonable Accommodation

Federal agencies are required by law to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified employees with disabilities. The regulations implementing the law in this area are issued by the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). For more information, visit the EEOC's website.

We monitor case law and policies in this area and provide guidance to Federal agencies and employees. Specifically, it is our role to provide advice and assistance to agencies regarding reasonable accommodation issues when it is raised as an affirmative defense, either when taking an adverse action under 5 CFR part 752 or under 5 CFR part 432.

The U. S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) also have a website available linking agencies to the Job Accommodation Network (JAN). The ODEP site also features other disability-related employment resources.

If you are seeking information regarding reasonable accommodation as it relates to the employment process and you are an applicant or a current federal empwloyee, there is extensive guidance on the Job Seekers with Disabilities website.

OPM also has information on reasonable accommodation in the recruitment and hiring process for:

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