California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is committed to maintaining an inclusive learning and working environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect. To that end, CSUSB strives to make its programs, services, and activities accessible to students, faculty, staff, and members of the general public who have disabilities. This policy is in accordance with applicable state and federal laws including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Government Code § 12940 et seq., and Education Code §§ 67302 and 67310-13.
Under the ADA and FEHA, qualified individuals with disabilities must have equal access to all aspects of employment that are available to employees who do not have disabilities. Those Acts also require employers to provide individuals who have disabilities, reasonable accommodations that will allow them to perform the essential functions of their jobs. CSUSB is fully committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity for qualified applicants and/or employees with disabilities and engages in a timely, good faith, interactive process to determine effective reasonable accommodations. Determining whether to provide accommodations involves considering the required job tasks, the functional limitations of the person doing the job, the level of hardship to the employer, and other issues.
In order to establish the existence of a disability and request a reasonable accommodation under the ADA, an employee must complete and submit an Employee Request for Accommodation Application and Medical Provider Inquiry Form in Response to an Accommodation Request. The forms can be completed by printing the PDF documents (link below) and submitting it to the Benefits Office via email firstname.lastname@example.org or at the Human Resources Department located in Sierra Hall, Room 101.
- Employee Request for Accommodation Application (PDF)
- Medical Provider Inquiry Form in Response to an Accommodation Request (PDF)
Additional information may be found at the links below.
- Request for Reasonable Accommodation Frequently Asked Questions related to COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and other EEO Laws (adopted from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission website)
- Employee's Guide to Reasonable Accommodation and Interactive Process
- Supervisor's Guide to Reasonable Accommodation and Interactive Process
- ADA Request for Reasonable Accommodation Procedure
- The California State University Board of Trustees Policy on Disability Support and Accommodations — Executive Order 1111
Employees are not required to disclose to your immediate supervisor the medical basis for a requested accommodation. If additional information is needed to respond to your request, the University may request that you ask your health care provider to confirm your disability and/or the need for the requested accommodation.
If you are only requesting an ergonomic workstation evaluation, you do not need to complete the certification form. Please contact Environmental Health & Safety at (909) 537-5179 to learn more about ergonomic resources.
If you have questions regarding accommodation or to request accommodation related materials in an alternative format or to request an interpreter or other accommodation during the disability accommodation process, please contact the Benefits Department by phone at (909) 537-5143 or by email email@example.com