Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives
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371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, MI 48309-4486
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Resources & Information

Guidelines for
Accommodation Requests

GUIDELINES FOR HANDLING ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS

FOR DISABLED FACULTY, STAFF AND APPLICANTS

 

Oakland University provides reasonable accommodations in employment in accordance with federal and state laws to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Reasonable accommodations are tailored to address the nature of the disability and the needs of the individual within the context of the requirements of the job. What constitutes a reasonable accommodation is fact-specific and may vary depending on the circumstances applicable to each individual. 

Generally, faculty, staff and applicants requesting a reasonable accommodation should complete the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form and have the Medical Inquiry Form completed by a medical professional; making sure to attach all relevant medical documentation to the Medical Inquiry Form. The Reasonable Accommodation Request Form at Reasonable Accommodation Request Form.pdf and the Medical Inquiry Form are available at Medical Inquiry Form.pdf.

Faculty and applicants for faculty positions should complete both forms and submit them to the Academic Human Resources Department at 517 Wilson Hall.  Staff and applicants for staff positions should complete both forms and submit them to the University Human Resources Department at 431 Wilson Hall.  If a dean, department chair, director or supervisor receives a request for an accommodation, they should forward the request to the appropriate human resources department.  In most instances, the faculty, staff or applicant making the request for a reasonable accommodation will also need to disclose their disability status. 

The faculty, staff or applicant making the request for a reasonable accommodation will then be engaged in an interactive process to identify all possible reasonable accommodations.  This interactive process will most likely involve meetings and/or consultations with the requestor’s dean, department chair, director, supervisor or other appropriate persons identified by the University, and the respective human resources department. At any time during the reasonable accommodation request process, the University may ask the requestor for additional medical documentation of the disability and the need for a reasonable accommodation.  In evaluating reasonable accommodation requests, the preferences of the requestor will be considered, but the ultimate decision regarding the type of accommodation that is reasonable, if any, will be made by the University.  The requestor will be informed of the final decision as to their reasonable accommodation request. 

All information provided through this process will be kept confidential and shared only with those directly involved and on an as needed basis.  Information may also be provided in emergency situations to medical personnel assisting the faculty or staff member or as required by law.

Faculty, staff and applicants can also contact the ADA Coordinator in the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives if there are any questions about the reasonable accommodation process at 248-370-3496.  If the faculty, staff or applicant wishes to lodge a complaint about how the request for accommodation was managed or lodge a discrimination complaint, then please refer to the Guidelines for Handling Discrimination Complaints http://www.oakland.edu/policies/711/.  

Diverse Employment
Resources

The Office of Inclusion has a host of employment resources. Listed below are a sampling of links for recruitment of diverse employees for faculty and staff positions. For more information on additional diversity resources, please contact the Office of Inclusion directly.

Affirmative Action Register
National EEO recruitment publication directed to females, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

American Indians in Science and Engineering (AISES)
Magazine published quarterly and offers online advertising.

American Society of Women Accountants
Online job listings and chapter contacts throughout Indiana.

Asian Pages
Biweekly newspaper serving the Asian community in seven Midwest states (Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin).

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
Lists resources for recruiting women into both faculty and staff positions.

Association for Women in Science
Research and academic positions and offers online advertising.

Black Collegian
Geared to recent African American B.A./B.S. graduates seeking professional positions, monthlong advertising online.

Black Faculty Database
Database contains records of doctoral candidates, recent graduates, and professionals of African descent seeking tenure-track university faculty positions.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
Academic and administrative positions advertised.

Faculty For The Future
website dedicated to linking women and underrepresented minority candidates with engineering, science and business faculty and research positions at universities across the country.

Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE)
Maintains a resume database for Latino professionals.
For posting inquiries, contact recruitment@hace-usa.org.

Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
Hispanic journal that reaches educators, administrators, students, student service personnel, and community-based organizations and corporations.

IMDiversity.com
Online advertising for professional and technology positions.

Latino Perspectives in Higher Education
Academic openings, events, conferences, fellowships and appointments geared to the Latino community.

Michigan Chronicle
African American publication for all types of positions.

Minority On-Line Information Service (MOLIS)
MOLIS provides services that promote education, research and diversity on a national level for minority institutions in partnership with government, industry and other sectors.

The National Academies Directory of Ford Foundation Fellows
Ford Foundation Fellows have membership in one or more of the following groups: Alaska Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesian/Micronesian) and Puerto Ricans. This directory contains information on Ford Foundation Postdoctoral fellowship recipients awarded since 1980 and Ford Foundation Predoctoral and Dissertation fellowship recipients awarded since 1986.

National Association of Black Accountants
Online job listings and placement service.

National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
International nonprofit organization for women in the construction industry.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Online advertising for engineering- and science-related positions.

The National Employment Minority Network Inc. (NEMNET)
Assists schools and organizations in the identification and recruitment of minority candidates for professional positions.

Society for Advancement of Chicano and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
Published various times throughout the year and offers online advertising.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
National organization that promotes Hispanics in engineering, math and science.

Society of Women Engineers
Maintains database of resumes and listserv on jobs.

Women in Higher Education
Resource to reach women who have administrative careers in higher education.

Women in Technology International
Computing, science and technology positions.


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