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Exceptions to COVID-19 Fall 2021 Plan

  • If you are seeking an exception to any COVID policy element (e.g. remote work, requirement to wear a mask, test, etc.) and this exception request is based on your own medical condition you may initiate the process to be considered for an exception through the ADA process. 
  • If you are seeking time away from work, due to your own serious health condition or a serious health condition for a member of your immediate household, you may qualify for FMLA leave.  Additional details can be found on the FMLA Website.
  • All other requests involving working remotely or a change of work schedule may be requested through the Flexible Work Arrangement policy.  Further information regarding this process can be found on the Flexible Work Arrangement Website.
  • If none of the aforementioned circumstances apply to you, you need to comply with all elements of the COVID-19 Fall Plan.

Americans with Disabilities Act

University of Wyoming's top priority is to protect the health and safety of each UW community member: staff, faculty, students and citizens of the regions where we teach, learn and work. We also aim to maintain the highest quality of educational outcomes, experiences and work products. All actions and activities we are planning have been tested against these priorities, with full adherence to public health directives and university policy.

The University of Wyoming will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in employment practices and activities, including, but not limited to, application procedures, hiring, tenure, promotion, advancement, termination, training, compensation and benefits.

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The following steps give a general outline to initiate the reasonable accommodation process:

  1. Fill out the Reasonable Accommodation Intake form. The questionnaire has been updated with specific questions to assist the University with determining if your request will be processed as an accommodation under the ADA. 
  2. The ADA Case Manager will receive a copy of the questionnaire and make contact with you if medical information and/or further documentation is needed by the University from your Health Care Provider. 
  3. Based upon the information provided, the ADA Case Manager will determine if you: 
    1. Have a disability as defined by ADA and in need of a reasonable accommodation; or
    2. Do not have a disability as defined by ADA and in need of a reasonable accommodation
  4. Your supervisor will also be notified of your specific request for accommodation. 
    • Reasonable Accommodations will go to Appointing Authority for approval. 
  5. If an agreement with your supervisor or Appointing Authority regarding your request is not reached, Human Resources may at our discretion facilitate, schedule and attend a meeting with them and you to clarify your request and/or explore potential alternatives to the requested accommodation.
  6. You will be notified in writing once a final decision is made regarding your accommodation.
  7. If an accommodation has been approved, the arrangement may be periodically assessed for effectiveness. Any additional requests for changes or modifications to the most recently approved arrangement can be made by employees to the Human Resources ADA contact.
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Human Resources Benefits Office

Campus: Hill Hall rooms 339, 341, 343

Mail: Dept. 3422

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Office Hours: Monday - Friday

Regular: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Summer: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Phone: 307.766.2215

Fax: 307.766.5636

Email: hrbenofc@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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