IV. Reasonable Accommodations
Standards have been promulgated to ensure reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations ofan otherwise qualified individual with a disability, unless such accommodations can be shown to cause undue hardship on the operation of this Office. All personnel conducting interviews and making decisions on promotions will be advised ofthis policy. Additionally, this policy will be distributed to all employees and is available on the agency Intranet.
Responsibility for the design of a policy for reasonable accommodation and
the subsequent decisions in this area, has been vested in the ADA. Committee (Committee) established by this Office for the purposes of providing guidance to management regarding affirmative action for people
with disabilities. The Committee has established standards delineating the
basis for reasonable accommodations and for assessing undue hardship.
The CommitteewillmonitorthisOffice'simplementation ofitspolicy for reasonable accommodations to ensure consistency in the award of accommodations. An applicant or employee's requests for accommodation must be submitted in writing. The Office's refusal to award an accommodation must be supported by data evidencing the undue hardship such accommodation would pose. Examples of accommodations are job restructuring, modified work schedules, or the acquisition or modification of equipment or devices. Readers, interpreters, or other similar accommodations may also be provided.
v. Physical Accessibility for Employment
All locations ofthe Attorney General's Office must be accessible regardless
ofwhether the Office currently employs a person with a disability at each
location. Access to a TTY for people who are deaf, hard ofhearing or for
those with speech impairments will be vigorously sought.
Currently, the Office has a TTY line in Chicago, Springfield and
Carbondale. The Attorney General's Offices in Chicago and in Springfield
follow the emergency procedures established by the Department of Central
Management Services. Emergency wardens have been instructed on the
procedures for assisting personnel with disabilities during an emergency.
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