An employee with a disability who seeks an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job may initiate the accommodation process by making a verbal or written request to any one of the following: his or her immediate supervisor, the ADA Coordinator or a member of the Workplace Accommodation Interactive Team (WAIT), which includes representatives from Student Affairs, Human Resources (HR) and Equity and Access (E&A).
The ADA Coordinator is available to meet with any employee with a disability who plans to make a request for accommodations in order to assist the employee to explore accommodation options
Before the ADA Coordinator acts on an accommodation request, the employee must provide a written request for an accommodation. Additionally, documentation may be required in order to determine what accommodations are reasonable and how to best accommodate the workplace needs of the employee.
The disability documentation submitted by a Texas State employee should be from a medical provider or professional qualified to diagnose and manage the condition for which accommodations are being requested. It is the responsibility of the employee to make his or her needs known to Texas State in a timely manner. Failure to do so may delay the requested accommodation.
All requests for workplace accommodations are reviewed on a case by case bases and the documentation guidelines are implemented at the discretion of the ADA Coordinator.
Dr. Sherri Benn
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & Director of Student Diversity & Inclusion