Disability and Accommodations

It is the policy of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to provide equal access and opportunity to qualified persons with disabilities in compliance with Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990; and the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.  The university prohibits discrimination based on disability in all aspects of the application process and employment relationship.

The Department of Human Resources provides information relating to reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and monitors ADA accommodations for employees and applicants.  If you are an employee with a disability, please contact the Department of Human Resources at 501-569-3180 to update your status as an individual with a disability and/or whether you have a disability that requires accommodation(s).

ADA Accommodation Request Packet

ADA Accommodation Request Form

Religious Accommodations

Pursuant to the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, UA Little Rock prohibits employment discrimination based on religion.  A religious accommodation is any adjustment to the work environment that will allow an employee or applicant to practice his or her religion. The need for religious accommodation may arise where an individual’s religious beliefs, observances or practices conflict with a specific task or requirement of the position or an application process.  Accommodation requests often relate to work schedules, dress and grooming, or religious expression in the workplace.  Accommodations may be granted if it would not pose an undue hardship.  If you are an employee or applicant and you need to make a request for a reasonable accommodation for religious observance, please contact the Department of Human Resources at 501-569-3180.

Request for Reasonable Accommodation for Religious Observance Form


Employees

Employees may request a workplace accommodation by contacting his or her dean, department head, director or supervisor, or by contacting the ADA Coordinator in the Department of Human Resources at 501-560-3180.  A dean, department head, director, or supervisor who receives a request for accommodation  from an employee should immediately notify the ADA Coordinator for assistance in processing and responding to the request.

Employees or applicants who believe they have a disability and wish to request a reasonable accommodation should utilize the ADA Accommodation Request Form.  By considering this request, the university does not consider or regard the employee or applicant as having a disabled.  Rather, the purpose of this form is to assist the university in determining whether, or to what extent, a reasonable accommodation is appropriate for qualified employees or applicants.


Applicants

Applicants for employment may request an accommodation for the application process or seek a workplace accommodation after the offer of employment.  Requests for accommodation may be made by contacting the hiring dean, department head, director, or supervisor, or by contacting the ADA Coordinator in the Department of Human Resources at 501-569-3180.  A dean, department head, director or supervisor who receives a request for accommodation from an applicant should immediately contact the ADA Coordinator for assistance in processing and responding to the request.

Applicants or employees who believe they have a disability and with to request a reasonable accommodation  should utilize the ADA Accommodation Request FormBy considering this request, the university does not consider or regard the applicant or employee as disabled.  Rather, the purpose of this form is to assist the university in determining whether, or to what extent, a reasonable accommodation is appropriate for qualified applicants or employees.


Students

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) serves as the central campus resource for helping students with disabilities obtain the accommodations they need for equal access to classroom activity. The DRC provides direct support for students with disabilities and training and educational resources to the university community as a whole. The university also consults with the DRC about ways to  maximize the accessibility of the institution’s programs, services, and activities.

If you are a student at the university, you are welcome to call the DRC  at 501-569-3143 and make an appointment. The DRC  staff will work with you to determine which resources on campus or in the community might be helpful for you. For more information, visit the DRC website.


Complaint Procedures

Employees, applicants, or students who believe that they have been denied a reasonable accommodation, discriminated against or harassed based on disability, or retaliated against due to an accommodation request should contact the Department of Human Resources at 501-569-3180.  The individual filing the complaint may utilize one of the following forms and submit to the Department of Human Resources.

Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Form (PDF)

Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Form-FILLABLE (MS Word)

Any supervisor or other administrator who receives a written or oral complaint of disability discrimination, harassment, or retaliation shall notify the Department of Human Resources immediately.

Individuals who believe they have been denied a reasonable accommodation may contact the Disability Resource Center at 501-569-3143 for assistance.


Contact Information

Dr. Charles Azebeokhai
Associate Vice Chancellor/Chief Human Resources Officer/ADA/504 Coordinator
Office:  501-569-3180
Email:  icazebeokhai@ualr.edu

Cynthia Mayhan
Employee Relations Manager/EEO Officer/ADA Coordinator
Office:  501-683-4458
Email:  crmayhan@ualr.edu

Ophelia Dedner
Associate Director of Recruitment/Affirmative Action Officer
Office:  501-569-8680
Email:  ogdedner@ualr.edu

Cassandra Woods
Training and Development Manager/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Office:  501-569-8675
Email:  cxwoods1@ualr.edu