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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

WHAT IS ADA?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended, prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability.  Texas A&M University - Texarkana (TAMUT) is committed to maintaining an accessible campus community and providing reasonable workplace accommodations under the ADA to qualified employees.

TAMUT ADA COORDINATOR

If you need an ADA workplace accommodation or need information regarding ADA, please contact the TAMUT ADA Coordinator (contact information below).  Personal information that may be exchanged in an effort to receive a reasonable workplace accommodation under the ADA will be treated in a confidential manner.

ADA Coordinator
Human Resources & Payroll Services
7101 University Avenue, Texarkana, TX  75503
Central Plant Extension, Room 163
Phone: (903) 223-3012
Fax: (903) 223-3130
E-mail: hr@tamut.edu

REQUESTING AN ADA WORKPLACE ACCOMMODATION

Employees submit requests for ADA workplace accommodations to the ADA Coordinator.  A meeting will be scheduled with the ADA Coordinator to discuss the process.  You may be asked for additional information so that your request can be directed to the appropriate office(s) for response.  Some requests may involve the services of more than one office.  The ADA Coordinator will assist in coordinating the services provided by other offices.  The following outlines the process:

     Employee Responsibilities

     Medical Provider Responsibilities

     ADA Coordinator Responsibilities

      • If the individual has a disability as defined by the ADA;
      • If the employee is a qualified person with a disability;
      • Whether or not the requested workplace accommodation is reasonable;
      • Whether or not the requested workplace accommodation will enable the employee to meet the essential functions of the job; and
      • Whether or not there are other reasonable accommodations that are equally effective.
    • Notify the employee in writing of the determination and follow up as needed and appropriate

REPORTING AN ADA CONCERN

Texas A&M University System Regulation 08.01.02, Civil Rights Protections for Individuals with Disabilities protects against discrimination based on disability status.  Employees may submit reports of discrimination based on a disability that involve accessibility to programs and facilities or discrimination in programs and activities to the ADA Coordinator.

If you are experiencing difficulty accessing a TAMUT location due to a disability, please contact the ADA Coordinator and identify the specific campus location and the access issue.

Authorization for Limited Release of Medical Information
  • 7101 University Ave
  • Texarkana, TX 75503
  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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