USPS: Reasonable accommodations

USPS is mailing postcards to employees’ homes this month to educate them about reasonable accommodations

The Postal Service wants employees to know about their right to reasonable accommodations.

A reasonable accommodation allows a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of his or her job. Accommodations vary widely and can include modifications to equipment, facilities and work schedules.

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires all federal agencies — including USPS — to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants and employees with disabilities.

The Postal Service has District Reasonable Accommodation Committees (DRACs) that can evaluate requests.

USPS is mailing postcards to employees’ homes this month to educate them about reasonable accommodations.

The Employment Rights LiteBlue page has more information, including a Reasonable Accommodations FAQs section.

Employees can also refer to Handbook EL-307 Reasonable Accommodation, An Interaction Process and Publication 316, Reasonable Accommodation in the U.S. Postal Service: A Guide for Employees and Applicants.

Handbook EL-307

Publication 316

Source: USPS

3 thoughts on “USPS: Reasonable accommodations

  1. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    NALC - Athens, Georgia
    Office held, if any
    City Carrier Assistant
    Email Address

    I received a June 10, 2021 letter stating that the Reasonable Accommodation Committee will conduct an interactive meeting with me on Tuesday, June 22 at 9:00am and to provide my telephone number where I can be reached.

    How do I get in touch with the committee to give them my telephone number?

    I also want to submit my abilities by letter. How do I do this? What address?

  2. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
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    The Resonable Accommodation Committee is a way the Postal Service can find ill people and get rid of them. I applied. Next thing I know my job is abolished. Younger people are doing my work.

  3. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    APWU - Oklahoma City Local 86

    So if I have read correctly and understand the Q&A’s, having a doctor letter restricting an individual to their hours of their bid job, which excludes periods of mandatory overtime. This would not be reasons for “Reasonable Accommodations especially if you can totally do all aspects of your job except overtime. If I am incorrect please advise.

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