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Supporting People with Disabilities

Did you know that MDA can help you focus on your ABILITY!

Many of us have disabilities and many of us think "I don't want my employer to know about My DisABILITY," but often your employer - especially MDA - can help!

MDA is compliant with the reasonable accommodation requirements of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This means that MDA offers "Reasonable Accommodation" for employees who have medical conditions covered by the Rehabilitation Act.

MDA provides Reasonable Accommodation when:
• An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job or to gain access to the workplace.
• An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to enjoy equal access to benefits and privileges of employment (e.g., details, training, office-sponsored events).
• An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for a job.

Need Reasonable Accommodation?

If you believe that you are a qualified person with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions of your position, contact reasonableaccommodation@mda.mil, or your supervisor. The Management Employee Relations (MER) team, your supervisor, and the rest of the MDA interactive process team will work together to identify possible reasonable accommodations.

Looking for a Selective Placement Program Coordinator?

Click the link and view OPM's Selective Placement Program Coordinator Directory.

Questions?

If you have questions about Reasonable Accommodation, contact the Disability Program Manager at 256-450-4303, or e-mail reasonableaccommodation@mda.mil. We will be happy to help you.

Procedures

2021 Reasonable Accomodation Procedures

2020 Reasonable Accomodation Procedures

2019 Reasonable Accomodation Procedures

Personal Assistance Services Instruction

Affirmative Action Plans
2020 Affirmative Action Plan
2019 Affirmative Action Plan
2018 Affirmative Action Plan
2017 Affirmative Action Plan

Forms

Resolution of Reasonable Accomodation Request (Form 053)

Confirmation of Request for Reasonable Accomodation Form (Form 054)

Resources

Americans With Disabilities Act Facts

Job Accomodations Network (JAN) provides free assistance with workplace accomodations & disability employment issues

OPM: Selective Placement Program Coordinator Directory

U.S. Department of Labor Disability Resources Page

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. §794d)

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 508) requires all electronic and information technology (also referred to as information and communication technology or ICT) that is developed, procured, maintained, or used by a federal agency to be accessible to people with disabilities. Examples of ICT include web sites, telephones, multimedia devices, and copiers. Access available to individuals with disabilities must be comparable to access available to others. Standards for Section 508 compliance are developed and maintained by the United States Access Board. Further information about the Access Board's standards and Section 508 generally may be found at https://www.section508.gov

If you have questions about the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Section 508 program supporting ICS, e-mail reasonableacommodation@mda.mil For information about filing a complaint against the MDA under Section 508, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management at (256) 313-9659. To file a complaint against another agency, contact that agency's Section 508 Coordinator. Contact information for Section 508 Coordinators may be found at https://www.section508.gov/508-coordinator-listing.

Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. §§ 4151--57)

The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) requires access to facilities that are designed, built, altered, or leased with Federal funds. The Access Board is the federal agency responsible for enforcing the ABA. The Access Board's accessibility standards are available on their website at https://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/buildings-and-sites/about-the- aba-standards, and information about filing a complaint may be found at https://www.access-board.gov/enforcement.