Information for Employees

Platt College is committed to equal opportunity in all aspects of employment for qualified individuals with a disability. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and State law, and consistent with College Policy, it is the policy of the College to provide reasonable accommodations in employment to qualified individuals with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the College's business or would change the essential functions of the position. Retaliation against an individual with a disability for utilizing this policy is prohibited.

The Academic Support and Career Services Coordinator serves as the ADA Coordinator and meets with employees regarding requests for reasonable workplace accommodations.  Reasonable accommodations are modifications made to remove workplace barriers and enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform their jobs.

The interactive process of requesting reasonable accommodations, in writing or verbally, can be initiated by an employee or applicant, or by someone acting on that person’s behalf. Requests for accommodation are often made by an employee’s administrator or a hiring official during the selection process. 

Employees or applicants should review Policy 03:05:00 ADA in its entirety, as well as the Procedures for Request of ADA Accommodations document. In order to qualify for accommodations, employees or applicants must complete and submit the following three completed forms to the designated Platt College ADA Coordinator describing specific reasonable modifications that would assist in the application processes:

Form 1: Accommodations Request;
Form 2: Permission for Release of Information; and
Form 3: Documentation of Disability-Related Need for an Accommodation  

The name, title, and professional credentials of the evaluator must be clearly stated. Professional credentials refer to an appropriately licensed professional qualified to administer and interpret diagnostic testing. Diagnoses written on prescription pads and/or notes indicating a disability are NOT considered appropriate document. 

Once the designated Platt College ADA Coordinator has received all required forms and documentation, an intake meeting is scheduled with the employee or applicant to discuss appropriate accommodations. After the appropriate documentation has been received and approved, the designated Platt College ADA Coordinator will send confidential letters to applicable College employees outlining needed accommodations.

When a request is made, the ADA Coordinator secures and reviews the employee’s medical documentation in support of the request, and then makes a recommendation based on the health care provider’s suggested accommodation.