312 - Disabilities Act
Responsible Office: Human Resources
Responsible Officer: Chief Human Resource Officer
Related Minnesota State Board Policy: Minnesota Management and Budget's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Federal and State Laws
Related Minnesota State Board Procedure: Minnesota Management and Budget Policy
PURPOSE: The purpose of this policy is to inform the college of the Disabilities Act.
PART 1. POLICY
Minnesota State College Southeast is committed to and supports affirmative steps and programs intended to remedy the historical under-representation of persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities in the workforce and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment due to physical or mental disability in regard to any position for which the employee or applicant is qualified. The college will ensure to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals with physical and mental disabilities.
Definitions. An individual with a disability:
- A disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
- Any person who has a record of such an impairment.
- Taking prompt action to implement the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Director of Student Success oversees compliance with the Act.
PART 2. PROCEDURES
Americans with Disabilities Act
Minnesota State College Southeast complies with the provision of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Minnesota Statutes of the Minnesota Human Rights Act. The ADA prohibits discrimination of qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of their disabilities. The ADA provides, in part, that qualified individuals with disabilities shall not be excluded from participating in or be denied access of employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff or termination or any program, service or activity offered by Minnesota state College Southeast. The ADA requires that all programs services, and activities, when viewed in their entirety are readily accessible to use by qualified individuals with disabilities.
A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to the job, the work environment, or the way work is customarily done which permits a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to perform the essential functions.
Employees requesting accommodations shall notify either their supervisor or the Chief Human Resource Officer.
Minnesota Management and Budget policy and laws: https://mn.gov/mmb/employee-relations/equal-opportunity/ada/
A student requiring accommodation is outlined on the Disability Services webpage and in MSC Southeast Policy 136. More information can be obtained by the Disability Services Coordinator.
Approved: August 15, 1997
Reviewed: October 23, 2013
Revised: April 29, 1998; February 15, 2000; June 30, 2004; December 10, 2008; December 28, 2010; October 23, 2013; January 8, 2020