2300.1 HRM CHGE 3 Policy and Procedures for Providing Reasonable Accommodation for Individuals with Disabilities

  • Posted Date: 12/14/2021
  • Status: Validated
  • Outdated on: 12/14/2028

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
                Washington, DC 20405

 

HRM 2300.1 CHGE 3
December 14, 2021

 

GSA ORDER

 

SUBJECT: Policy and Procedures for Providing Reasonable Accommodation for Individuals with Disabilities

1. Purpose. This policy updates the General Services Administration's (GSA) procedures on providing reasonable accommodations to employees or job applicants with disabilities, in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

2.  Background. Executive Order 13164 (July 26, 2000) requires Federal agencies to establish effective written procedures for processing requests for reasonable accommodation by employees and applicants with disabilities. Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, requires each Federal agency to reasonably accommodate the known disabilities of qualified individuals with disabilities, unless doing so would cause undue hardship on the agency. On September 25, 2008, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) amended the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. These amendments became effective on January 1, 2009. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) final regulations to implement the ADAAA were published in the Federal Register, 76 Fed. Reg. 16977, on March 25, 2011, and are codified at 29 C.F.R. Part 1630. Changes reflected in this policy will implement the provisions of the ADAAA and the EEOC’s implementing regulations.

3.  Cancellation. This Order cancels and supersedes GSA Order HRM 2300.1 CHGE 2, Policy and Procedures for Providing Reasonable Accommodation for Individuals with Disabilities, dated September 27, 2021.

Last Reviewed: 2021-12-16