RA Statutes & Authorities
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.
Bargaining Unit Employees
EDI will currently only process non-Bargaining Unit employees’ requests for reasonable accommodation (RA). Once NIH has negotiated with the various NIH unions, EDI will begin processing all NIH employees’ RA requests, including those requested by Bargaining Unit employees.
A bargaining unity is a grouping of employees that a union represents or seeks to represent that is found to be appropriate for collective bargaining purposes. A clear and identifiable community of interest among the employees in the unit and will promote effective dealings with, and efficiency of the operations of the agency involved. The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) oversees representation elections and determines the appropriateness of units. (5 USC 7112)