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Reasonable Accommodation

Reasonable Accommodation (RA) is any modification or adjustment to a job, the work environment, or in the way things are customarily done, that enables a qualified individual with a disability to have equal employment opportunity. RA ensures equal opportunity in the job application, examination, and hiring processes that will enable a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to participate in those processes, and perform the essential functions of the job. There are many types of accommodations. Each RA request is unique and must be evaluated individually on a case by case basis.

RA Needs 

Persons with disabilities who need special arrangements for a job examination through the California Department of Human Resources can contact the Examinations Unit at (866) 844-8671, or via the California Relay Service for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing at (800) 735-2929 from TTY Phones, or at (800) 735-2922 from voice phones.

Please refer to the Limited Examination and Appointment (LEAP) webpage​ for information on LEAP.

Persons with disabilities who need special arrangements for an examination conducted by another state department or need RA to perform the essential functions of a state job should contact the RA Coordinator or the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer​ for the applicable department.  Each department is required by federal and state laws to engage in the RA interactive process when a job applicant or employee with a disability identifies a need for an accommodation to participate in a selection process, perform the essential functions of a job, complete required training, or benefit from employer-sponsored events. 

RA Coordinator Roundtable

The RA Coordinator Roundtable provides a forum for RA Coordinators and RA professionals who facilitate the RA process in state departments.  Participants are requested to contribute in educational, work group, and mentoring opportunities; foster an open exchange of solutions to RA challenges; and advance equal employment opportunity for state employees with disabilities. 

 2021 virtual quarterly meetings are scheduled from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on the following dates:​
  • May 18
  • August 24
  • November 9

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RA professionals may sign up for RA Coordinator Roundtable notices by emailing CivilRights@calhr.ca.gov.
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