The University of Texas at San Antonio is committed to providing all employees access to all university programs, activities, and facilities. It is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to provide equal access and opportunity to job applicants and otherwise qualified persons with disabilities in compliance with Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in all aspects of the application process and the employment relationship. 

Overview of the University Employee Accommodation Request Process
The University of Texas at San Antonio (University) is required by law to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees and applicants with disabilities.  University employees with a qualifying condition are evaluated for workplace accommodations under Title I of the ADA.  Having a medical condition alone is not enough to make someone eligible for accommodation under the ADA. Under the ADA, an individual with a disability is someone with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment. To have an “actual” disability (or to have a “record of” a disability) an individual must be (or have been) substantially limited in performing a major life activity as compared to most people in the general population.

Initiating the Accommodation Process
Employees seeking workplace accommodation(s) are responsible for initiating contact with and requesting information regarding accommodations. Employees interested in workplace accommodations can contact People Excellence ADA Specialist at benefits@utsa.edu to request the paperwork to start the accommodation process.

Interactive Process
The accommodation process is a collaborative and interactive process between the Office of People Excellence (OPE), the employee seeking accommodations, the employee’s supervisor(s), and/or other appropriate personnel.