Accommodations in the Hiring Process

  • Any unit recruiting for student, staff or academic employees must provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities for all steps of the hiring process upon request. All interview locations must be accessible for people with impaired mobility. For assistance, contact Employment/Staff Human Resources, Academic Personnel Office or the Career Center (for student applicants).
  • Applicants must be evaluated on their abilities, not their disabilities. You may not make inquiries regarding applicant health, medical history, or disability except as it directly relates to your ability to provide or clarify a requested accommodation. Contact Staff Human Resources or the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for assistance regarding appropriate interview questions.
  • When you consider applicants' qualifications, consider their ability to perform essential job functions, with any needed reasonable accommodation. A reasonable accommodation is any alteration in the work environment or the way things are usually done that makes it possible for a person with a disability to do the job. For guidance about accommodation, contact the Disability Management Coordinator (831/459-4602).
  • Inquiries and complaints from applicants who believe they have not been accommodated should be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (831/459-3676).
  • Hiring supervisors and search committee chairs (for staff employee searches) must take the campus mandatory fair hiring training prior to conducting a search. The training is available online in the campus LMS (Learning Management System) and there is also a link on the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion‘s website. 

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