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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 person 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 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.

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 Roundtable

The RA Roundtable provides a forum for California state government RA professionals, e.g., RA Coordinators and EEO Officers. Participants engage in a solution-focused dialogue regarding RA challenges and contribute toward advancing equal employment opportunity for state employees with disabilities.​​​​​ 

Please contact Civil.Rights@calhr.ca.gov to be included on the RA Roundtable mailing list.

RA Roundtable Dates:

May 21, 2024 | 1:00-3:30 PM | Zoom Registration for State RA Professionals 

​​​​The California state government email you use to register must be associated with a Zoom account, otherwise Zoom will not allow you to register. For other technical issues, please contact your department's IT Unit. ​

December 10, 2024 | 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM | Registration will be live in October.​​

​RA Resources

Reasonable Accommodation​

 COVID-19 Vaccination Verification, Testing, and Religious Accommodation  

Intellectual, Cognitive, and Learning Disabilities 

Medical/Physical Examination Documentation 

​​​​​Contact Us

​​​​Civil.Rights@calhr.ca.gov​​​


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