|Requests for Reasonable Accommodations
Due to a Disability
Hawaii State Department of Education
Responsibilities and Procedures for Addressing Requests for Reasonable Accommodations Due to a Disability
For Employees and Applicants
Department of Education State of Hawaii
To All Department of Education Employees and Applicants
This brochure provides information concerning your rights and responsibilities under the Department of Education's Requests for Reasonable Accommodations due to a Disability from Disabled Employees and Job Applicants.
The DOE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a workplace that practices respect, celebrates diversity, and is free of any form of illegal discrimination.
Should you have any questions, or for further assistance, please contact the DOE's Civil Rights Compliance Office ("CRCO")..
Responsibilities of the Department of Education
The Department of Education (“DOE”) shall provide reasonable accommodation(s) to an otherwise qualified applicant or employee with a disability, who makes a request for reasonable accommodation, and who if eligible for such accommodation under the DOE’s guidelines should receive such accommodations, unless to do so would impose an undue hardship or fundamentally alter the nature or operation of the work.
This policy applies to all employment practices and actions, which include but are not limited to: recruitment, examination and testing, hiring, training, disciplinary action, rate of pay and other forms of compensation, advancement, reclassification, transfer, reallocation, promotion, demotion, benefits, and any other terms and conditions of employment.
The obligation to provide reasonable accommodation is a form of non-discrimination. All state, complex, and school level administrators of the DOE are responsible for implementing reasonable accommodations approved by the CRCO, and ensuring equal opportunities for qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.
The following are terms that will be used throughout the brochure:
Procedure for Requesting Reasonable Accommodations
What kind of reasonable accommodations can be provided?
Examples of reasonable accommodations include but are not limited to: job restructuring; parking; modified work schedules; modification or purchase of equipment; and modifications of examinations and training materials or policies.
Where else can a discrimination complaint be filed?
Discrimination complaints may be filed with the CRCO. Complaints need to be filed within 300 days from the last alleged date of discrimination. Please provide all relevant documentation and/or information with your complaint. A complaint form can be downloaded from the DOE’s website or you may call the CRCO for a copy.
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