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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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Preface

P.1 Purpose

a. This directive establishes responsibilities and requirements for all NASA employees, including managers, supervisors, and job applicants for employment with NASA, who request, receive, coordinate, review, process, or decide requests for reasonable accommodations at NASA Headquarters (HQ) and the NASA Centers, including Component Facilities.

b. This NPR is intended to assist NASA in fulfilling its obligation to ensure that individuals with disabilities who are qualified, that is, able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation, and who request reasonable accommodation, receive a timely and proper response. 1


1 See Appendix A for definitions of key terminology, such as reasonable accommodation, essential functions, qualified, and individual with a disability.

c. Further, this NPR establishes criteria for collecting and annually reporting data on the numbers and types of reasonable accommodation requests received and processed at NASA Headquarters and the NASA Centers, including Component Facilities.

P.2 Applicability

a. This NPR is applicable to NASA HQ and NASA Centers, including Component Facilities and Technical and Service Support Centers.

b. In this directive, all mandatory actions (i.e., requirements) are denoted by statements containing the term “shall.” The terms: “may” or “can” denote discretionary privilege or permission, “should” denotes a good practice and is recommended, but is not required, “will” denotes expected outcome, and “are/is” denotes descriptive material.

c. In this directive, all document citations are assumed to be the latest version, unless otherwise noted.

P.3 Authority

a. Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Sections 501, 504, and 508 of, as amended, 29 U.S.C. §§ 791, 794, 794d.

b. Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008, 42 U.S.C. § 12101.

c. Requiring Federal Agencies To Establish Procedures To Facilitate the Provision of Reasonable Accommodation, E.O. 13164, 3 CFR § 286 (2000).

d. The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) of 1968 (42 U.S.C. § 4151), et seq.

P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms

a. Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. § 552a.

b. Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, 42 U.S.C. § 2000ff, et seq.

c. Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.

d. Privacy Act-NASA Regulations, 14 CFR § 1212.

e. Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap, 29 CFR § 32.

f. Regulations to Implement the Equal Employment Provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, 29 CFR § 1630.2(p)(2).

g. Regulations under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, 29 CFR § 1635.

h. How must Federal agencies assign priority to parking spaces in controlled areas? 41 CFR § 102-74.285.

i. How must Federal agencies assign available parking spaces to their employees? 41 CFR § 102-74.305.

j. NPR 1441.1, NASA Records Management Program Requirements.

k. NPR 3713.1C, Reasonable Accommodations Procedures.

l. NASA Form (NF) 1534, Privacy Act Cover Sheet.

m. NF 1699 or its equivalent, Confirmation of Request for Reasonable Accommodation.

n. NF 1699A or its equivalent, Disposition of Reasonable Accommodation Request.

o. NF 1699C or its equivalent, Reassignment Preference Form.

p. NPR 9710.1, Travel Requirements.

P.5 Measurement/Verification

Compliance with the requirements of this NPR shall be verified by:

(1) The Agency’s Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity (ODEO) shall prepare a reasonable accommodations report annually, no later than October 31st of every calendar year, to be utilized in NASA’s equal employment opportunity (EEO) strategic planning, for example, development of the Model EEO Agency Plan (Management Directive-715 Report).

(2) The report shall contain information regarding requests for reasonable accommodation, presented in the aggregate, as detailed in Section 5.2.

P.6 Cancellation

NPR 3713.1B, Reasonable Accommodations Procedures, dated March 2, 2015.



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