The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations and the collective bargaining agreements for eligible individuals with documented disabilities in the most timely and effective manner possible. It is the intent of the college to ensure that every employee (faculty, exempt staff, represented and non-represented classified staff) and/or applicant for employment who makes a request for accommodation under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, Chapter 49.60 Revised Code Washington, Washington State Law Against Discrimination, and Washington Administrative Code 162-22 is promptly and properly advised of the accommodation process and reasonably accommodated.
Effective July 2017, Washington State law was passed requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees and may not discriminate against pregnant employees on the basis that the employer will have to provide accommodations. The college will comply with all required reasonable accommodations under this law to promote healthy outcomes for pregnant women and infants.
The college will follow the procedures outlined in the Reasonable Accommodation Procedures. For represented classified employees, the college will comply with the collective bargaining agreement and with provisions of WAC 357-46 for non-represented classified employees.
Employees requesting accommodation must cooperate and engage in conversation with their supervisor regarding the need for, and possible form of, any accommodation. The employee will complete and sign a Reasonable Accomodation Request form. The college will determine whether an employee is eligible for a reasonable accommodation and the accommodation to be provided.
The College will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in college-supported activities and employment procedures and practices, including but not limited to, recruitment, application, hiring, promotion, testing, layoff/recall, assignments, termination, evaluation, compensation, disciplinary actions, leave, training, and other terms, conditions, and benefits of employment including insurance benefits and college-supported activities.