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United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Regulation 4300-008

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

Reasonable Accommodations and Personal Assistance Services for Employees and Applicants with Disabilities


  1. This Departmental Regulation (DR) establishes the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA or the Department) policy for providing a reasonable accommodation (RA) to qualified employees and applicants with disabilities.  This DR also establishes the policy for providing personal assistance services (PAS) to employees with targeted disabilities.
  1. This DR is implemented to help provide qualified people with disabilities an equal opportunity to obtain and successfully perform a job to the same extent as employees without disabilities, and enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment.
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