The district is obligated to engage in an interactive process with an employee who makes a request for a disability based job accommodation.
Employees who believe they have a disability and require workplace accommodations under Federal or State law need to obtain medical verification of their disability from their doctor. Once the required documentation is received by Human Resources, an interactive process meeting will take place with the employee, the supervisor and a representative from Human Resources. The goal of this process is to collaboratively identify a reasonable accommodation(s) which will enable the employee to perform the essential functions of their position.
The steps of the interactive process include: identification of the essential functions of the position; identification of the precise limitations relative to these functions and identification of every possible accommodation and how each would enable the employee to successfully perform the position, with specific consideration given to the employee's stated preference. The District has the ultimate discretion to select the appropriate accommodation(s).