Disability Services and Workplace Accommodations

In accordance with federal law, the Ohio State University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to ensure employees with qualifying physical or mental disabilities enjoy seamless access to employment opportunities. A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a position, an employment practice, or the work environment that makes it possible for a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of the position. Postdoctoral Scholars can benefit from such accommodations.

Complete guidelines about employee disability benefits, workplace accommodation, and leave services can be found here.

Workplace Accommodation

If you have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and require an adjustment or change to your job to be able to perform the duties of your postdoctoral position, please follow these steps:

  1. Inform an IAMVS Disability Program Manager (DPM):
  1. Complete the Employee Accommodation Request Form.
  2. Have your health care provider complete the Accommodation Request Medical Certification.


Event Accommodation

If you require a digital copy or other accessible formats of the material distributed at the OPA events, please contact us as soon as possible at osupostdocs@osu.edu.

If you require any special accommodations based on a disability (such as a note taker or sign language interpreter) to participate in any of the OPA events, you can directly contact the Office of Integrated Disability at hr-integrateddisability@osu.edu and they will assist you with the process.


Temporary Accommodations or Leave Requests

If you have a documented temporary physical and/or psychological work restriction, you may be eligible for transitional work. Transitional work policies and procedures can be found here.

For Policy interpretation and transitional work placement, please contact Integrated Disability, Office of Human Resources at 614-292-3439 or hr.integrateddisability@osu.edu.

For questions about leave, please contact Employee and Labor Relations, Office of Human Resources at 614-292-2800 or hr-elr@osu.edu.