Employees with Disabilities Invitation

  1. University of Mary Washington is subject to section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended which requires the University to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.
  2. If you have a disability and would like to be considered under the affirmative action program, please tell us.
  3. You may inform us of your desire to benefit under the program at this time and/or at any time in the future. This information will assist us in placing you in an appropriate position and in making accommodations for your disability.
  4. Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment. The information provided will be used only in ways that are not inconsistent with Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act.
  5. Information you submit about your disability will be kept confidential, except that (i) supervisors and managers may be informed regarding restrictions on the work or duties of qualified individuals with disabilities and regarding necessary accommodations; (ii) first aid and safety personnel may be informed, when and to the extent appropriate, if the condition might require emergency treatment; and (iii) government officials engaged in enforcing laws administered by the Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs (OFCCP) or the Americans with Disabilities Act may be informed.
  6. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, we would like to include you under the affirmative action program. It would assist us if you tell us about (i) any special methods, skills, and procedures which qualify you for positions that you might not otherwise be able to do because of your disability so that you will be considered for any positions of that kind, and (ii) the accommodations which we could make which would enable you to perform the job properly and safely, including special equipment, changes in the physical layout of the job, elimination of certain duties relating to the job, provision of personal assistance services or other accommodations.
  7. A written copy of the Affirmative Action Program is available for inspection by any employee or applicant for employment during normal business hours in the Human Resources Office. Interested persons should contact the AAEEO Officer at 540-654-1214 for assistance.