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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 a disability 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 Roundtable provides a forum for RA Coordinators and RA professionals who facilitate the RA process in state departments.  Participants engage in an active and open exchange of solutions to RA challenges; and contribute toward advancing equal employment opportunity for state employees with a disability. 

 2022 virtual quarterly RACR meetings are scheduled from 10​:00 am to 12:00 pm on​ the following dates:​
  • Feb​ruary 8 (All RA Professionals)
  • May 10 (RA Coordinators and EEO Officers only)
  • August 9 (All RA Professionals)​
  • November 8 (RA Coordinators and EEO Officers only)  Canceled on September 27, 2022 ​

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RA professionals may sign up for RA notices by emailing ​Civil.Rights@calhr.ca.gov.​

​RA Resources

Reasonable Accommodation

 COVID-19 Vaccination Verification, Testing, and Religious Accommodation  

Intellectual, Cognitive, and Learning Disabilities 

Medical/Physical Examination Documentation 

​RA professionals may contact Civil.Rights@calhr.ca.gov for any questions regarding the contents of this page. ​

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