If you are a faculty/staff member who are in need of an accommodation for a disability (temporary or permanent) to aid you in performing your job functions, please complete the Disability Access Request Form and submit it to Kimberly DeVries, Director of Equal Opportunity Compliance. Kimberly serves as our ADA Coordinator, and you can e-mail or call (616) 234-2120 with questions about this process, what it entails, and for more information about accommodations in general.
Generally, if an employee requests an accommodation in the workplace, the employee will be asked to submit documentation of the qualifying disability and requested accommodations in writing, via the DARF form. Documentation of the qualifying disability should be from the medical practitioner who diagnosed the disability or who is providing care related to the disability. In reviewing requests for accommodations, every effort will be made to keep all communications confidential. The ADA Coordinator, Kimberly DeVries, will engage in a dialogue with the employee to answer any questions about the process or the specific accommodation requested.
Human Resources Generalists
You may also contact your HR Generalist to get you started on this process, or to answer questions you may have.