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NPR 3713.1C
Effective Date: April 22, 2019
Expiration Date: April 22, 2024
COMPLIANCE IS MANDATORY FOR NASA EMPLOYEES
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Subject: Reasonable Accommodations Procedures for Individuals with Disabilities

Responsible Office: Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity


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Chapter 1. Policy

1.1 NASA Policy

1.1.1 NASA is dedicated to improving the recruitment, promotion, and retention of qualified individuals with disabilities by providing the information and resources necessary to support them and to accomplish the Agency’s mission. The Agency is required to provide and is committed to providing timely and effective reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of individuals (employees and job applicants) who meet the statutory definition of a qualified individual with a disability, unless to do so would cause undue hardship to the Agency.

1.1.2 A reasonable accommodation is any change made in the work environment to assist a qualified individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform the essential functions of a job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment. 2 Definitions of this and other key terms associated with the reasonable accommodations process are located in Appendix A.


2 For requests relating to benefits and privileges of employment beyond supervisory control, such as use of fitness centers, employees should direct their requests to the Center Disability Program Manager for processing.

1.1.3 All reasonable accommodation requests shall be considered and granted on a case-by-case basis by NASA employees with delegated authority to serve as a NASA Decision Maker in this process.

1.1.4 The Agency is not obligated to provide requesting individuals with the accommodation of his/her choice, but with one that is reasonable, effective, and does not impose an undue hardship on the Agency. (See Section 3.4.2.)

1.1.5 This policy applies to job applicants for employment and full-time and part-time employees. 3


3 NASA has obligations to ensure facilities and program accessibility to non-employees in some circumstances. These obligations are addressed in other Agency policy (see NPD/NPR 2081.1).

1.1.6 This policy also applies to individuals hired under disability-specific hiring authorities.



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