Big Sandy Area Development District      Policy Manual

Disability Accommodation

Big Sandy ADD complies with the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) P.L. 101-336, Subpart D, Section 35, 150 [28 CRF Part 35, Subpart D, Section 35, 149-35, 151]

Further, Big Sandy ADD complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 , P.L. 93-112 which states no otherwise handicapped individual in the United States, as defined in section 7 (6), shall, solely by reason of his handicap, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance to ensure equal opportunity in employment for qualified persons with disabilities.

All employment practices and activities are conducted on a non-discriminatory basis. Our hiring procedures have been reviewed and provide persons with disabilities meaningful employment opportunities. Pre-employment inquiries are made only regarding an applicant's ability to perform the duties of the position.

Reasonable accommodation is available to an employee with a disability if the disability affects the performance of job functions. We make all employment decisions based on the merits of the situation in accordance with defined criteria, not the disability of the individual.

Qualified individuals with disabilities are entitled to equal pay and other forms of compensation (or changes in compensation) as well as job assignments, classifications, organizational structures, and position descriptions. We make leaves of all types available to all employees on an equal basis.

Big Sandy ADD is also committed to not discriminating against any qualified employee or applicant because the person is related to or associated with a person with a disability. Big Sandy ADD will follow any state or local law that provides individuals with disabilities greater protection than the ADA.

This policy is neither exhaustive nor exclusive. Big Sandy ADD is committed to taking all other actions necessary to ensure equal employment opportunity for persons with disabilities in accordance with the ADA and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Policy No.  114  Issued  3/17/2011  Applicable  2/1/2011

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