RA Statutes & Authorities
The NIH Policy and Procedures on Reasonable Accommodation have been developed and approved in accordance with Executive Order 13164 requirements of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Executive Order 13164
Executive Order 13164 directs all federal agencies to establish procedures to facilitate the provision of reasonable accommodation to employees and job applicants with disabilities. Pursuant to this Executive Order, and DOJ’s continuing obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Attorney General has issued these guideless for use by all components in the Department. Each component shall establish procedures for implementing these Guidelines.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Enforcement Guidance: Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
The EEOC Enforcement Guidance clarifies the rights and responsibilities of employers and individuals with disabilities regarding reasonable accommodation and undue hardship. This Guidance examines what "reasonable accommodation" means and who is entitled to receive it. The Guidance addresses what constitutes a request for reasonable accommodation, the form and substance of the request, and an employer's ability to ask questions and seek documentation after a request has been made.
Code of Federal Regulation 29 CFR 1630
Regulations to Implement the Equal Employment Provision of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehab Act), as amended
The Rehabilitation Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs conducted by Federal agencies, in programs receiving Federal financial assistance, in Federal employment, and in the employment practices of Federal contractors.