The ADA Compliance Coordinator's Office
An employee with a disability who seeks an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job may initiate the accommodation process by making a verbal or written request to any one of the following: their immediate supervisor and the ADA Compliance Coordinator.
The ADA Compliance Coordinator is available to meet with any employee with a disability who plans to make a request for accommodations in order to assist the employee to explore accommodation options.
Announcement Regarding all Workplace Modifications Agreements
The purpose of this notice is to provide an update regarding the COVID -19 Temporary Workplace Modifications (TWPM) process.
In preparation for Fall 2020, Texas State implemented a process for assigning COVID-19 temporary workplace modifications based on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) list of medical conditions associated with high risk for severe illness from COVID-19. These modifications were extended to cover spring 2021 and are scheduled to expire on May 31, 2021. During this time, the university implemented significant COVID-19 health and safety measures that remain in effect. The University has established ambitious COVID -19 testing and COVID-19 vaccination programs that are available to faculty, staff, and students who are 16 years of age and older. Campus vaccination efforts are ramping up and are expected to administer nearly 1,800 doses per week. At this rate and considering the vast COVID-19 vaccination efforts across Texas and the Country, it is anticipated that all employees will have the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of May 2021, and all students will have the opportunity to receive the vaccine prior to the beginning fall 2021.
Based on these efforts and the University’s commitment to continue following COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, including requiring face coverings, promoting appropriate physical distancing, and practicing proper hand hygiene, all COVID-19 Temporary Workplace modifications will expire May 31, 2021. Additionally, the TWPM request process will be discontinued at that time.
The final date for submitting a workplace modification request is May 15, 2021.
Texas State remains committed to providing a safe working and learning environment. The continued prioritization of health and safety is essential, employees and supervisors are encouraged to work together to adapt and remain flexible as we transition away from these TWPM’s. Employees with disabilities or an extenuating medical condition that would be considered a disability, have the option to request an accommodation via the ADA Coordinator, per UPPS 04.04.60 Workplace Accommodation and the ADA/ADAAA 2008 amended act. Additionally, per UPPS 04.04.01 General Workplace Policy, employees may request flexible schedules and remote working arrangements based on non-medical needs.
We encourage all employees to continue to stay informed regarding the latest COVID-19 related updates, by visiting the university’s COVID-19 Roadmap and monitoring the latest COVID-19 Updates and Statements.