University policy update aims to improve disability protections

January 5, 2016

The university’s employment policy for individuals with disabilities has been updated to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The act helps protect people with disabilities from discrimination in employment and other activities, and the university’s revised policy — Standard Practice Guide 201.84 — results from an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to take specific policy and training steps.

The SPG guides recruitment, employment and management responsibilities for reasonable workplace accommodations.

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