The Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008 prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities in various areas including but not limited to employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications, and access to state and local government’ programs and services.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (U.S. DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) provides publications and assistance on the requirements of the law, including the obligation on covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. Additionally, under the employment related provisions of the ADA, the U.S. DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has coordinating authority. The U.S. DOL’s Civil Rights Center (CRC) enforces Title II of the ADA as applicable to the labor and workforce related practices of state and local governments.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces Title I of the ADA, which prohibits employers from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in applying for jobs, hiring, firing, and job training.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, and the Illinois Human Rights Act, it is the policy of Central Management Services (CMS) to reasonably accommodate the known physical or mental conditions of otherwise qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.
CMS recognizes the right of a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to request a reasonable accommodation to ensure equal opportunity in the application process; to enable him or her to perform the essential functions of a job; and/or to enable him or her to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment.
Note: This form pertains specifically to CMS. To file a reasonable accommodation request with another agency, please contact the ADA Coordinator for that agency.