Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Regulation 4300-008

Office of Civil Rights

Reasonable Accommodations for Employees and Applicants with Disabilities


The purpose of this Departmental Regulation (DR) is to transmit the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Enforcement Guidance on Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Appendix A, that was issued on March 1, 1999. The 1992 amendment to Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended, incorporates ADA, Title I employment guidance. This DR specifically:
a Implements the statute that provides coverage for Federal employees with disabilities and requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants or employees with disabilities, except when such accommodation would cause an undue hardship; and
b Clarifies the rights and responsibilities of employers and individuals with disabilities as they relate to reasonable accommodation and undue hardship.