Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the ADA Amendment Act
In accordance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), the Maricopa County Community Colleges District (MCCCD) will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. Furthermore, applicable law also prohibits retaliation against any employee who participates in a protected activity.
Who is Protected?
Employment discrimination is prohibited against “qualified individuals with disabilities.” This includes applicants for employment and all current employees. MCCCD does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices as put forth by the EEOC under Title I of the ADA. Protection against discrimination is thereby afforded to “qualified individuals with disabilities.” For additional information on qualified individuals with disabilities, please click on the following link.
Additional info on ADA: http://www.ada.gov
Who is Responsible for Compliance?
Human Resources is responsible for overseeing Maricopa’s compliance with the federal and state laws addressing disability discrimination and accommodation, as well as MCCCD policy and philosophy.
What is Reasonable Accommodation?
Reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a job or work environment that will enable a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to participate in the application process or to perform essential job functions. A reasonable accommodation is identified in the Interactive Process.
How to Request an Accommodation
How to request
Employee ADA Accommodation Request Process
- Employee Submits Request for Employee Accommodation Form and Licensed Health Care Provider Questionnaire (LHCPQ)
- Employee submits Employee Request Form to EMCC HR. Licensed Health Care Provider sends LHCPQ to District HR Solutions
- EMCC Human Resources (HR) and HR Solutions Center (HRSC) conducts intake
- EMCC HR and HR Solutions representative evaluates the request based on the documents received
- EMCC HR and HRSC engages in interactive process with employee and supervisor
- Employee and/or Licensed Health Care Provider may be consulted to gather more information
- EMCC HR submits request to the appropriate party
- Depending on the request (i.e. equipment, work/class schedule, etc) HR communicates with the party who can provide the accommodation
- EMCC HR notifies employee
- EMCC HR notifies the employee (and supervisor if appropriate)
The ADA interactive process is intended to be a flexible approach that centers on the communication between MCCCD and the employee requesting reasonable accommodation. It involves obtaining relevant information from the employee and the employee’s health care provider.
If you are a new employee coming to EMCC, please complete the following and contact one of the ADA coordinators to start the interactive process prior to your start date:
- Employee Accommodation Request Form
- Licensed Health Care Provider Questionnaire.
All medical information shared with the Maricopa County College District (MCCCD) through the ADA/ADAAA and/or reasonable accommodation process will be maintained separate from personnel files and confidential in accordance with State and Federal requirements.
MCCCD Grievance Policy do not apply to claims that involve accusations of discrimination, harassment, or violation of federal or state anti-discrimination laws. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that protects people with disabilities from discrimination.
Claims that involve accusations of discrimination, harassment, or violations of federal or state anti-discrimination laws. These claims should be reported to the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity. See Administrative Regulation 5 Non-Discrimination for more information.
Human Resources Analyst Senior, HR Solutions
How to File a Disability Discrimination Complaint
Contact MCCCD Legal Department EEO Office