affirmative action

Reasonable Accommodation (“RA“)

BCC will provide a reasonable accommodation (“RA”) on the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the College. BCC will make every rational effort to determine and provide the appropriate reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual upon request. BCC, in its discretion, may require the individual to provide documentation about his or her disability or limitations and an appropriate explanation on the need for a reasonable accommodation.

This statement does not require BCC to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative hardship.

OVERVIEW

  1. Regarding faculty/employee request(s)
  2. Regarding an applicant/candidate request(s) from the structured interview/hiring process
  3. Regarding a student’s request for an accommodation based on medical circumstances
  4. Regarding a student’s request for an accommodation based on religious observance
  5. Regarding other programs, services or activities
  6. Regarding victims of domestic violence, stalking and/or assault
  1. Regarding faculty/employee request(s:)
    1. Qualified employees with limitations are to submit request a reasonable accommodation to the Office of Human Resources. If you are unable to submit the initial request to the Office of Human Resources, alternate submission sites are the Office of Affirmative Action, Compliance and Diversity and/or to the Office of the Executive Counsel. The alternate site(s) will forward these requests to the Office of Human Resources for appropriate review and handling.

      Please click here for the section on “guidelines on obtaining an accommodation”

  2. Regarding an applicant request(s) from the hiring and/or the interview process:

      Qualified applicants with limitations may request a reasonable accommodation in order to perform the essential functions for an interview, into a prospective job and/or to gain access to the hiring process. Such requests should be initially referred to the Office of Human Resources. If you are unable to submit the initial request to the Office of Human Resources, alternate submission sites are the Office of Affirmative Action, Compliance and Diversity and/or to a Search Committee Chair/representative. The alternate site(s) will forward these requests to either the Office of Human Resources or the Chief Diversity Officer for appropriate review and handling.

  3. Regarding a student’s request for an accommodation:

      A student with a disability should contact the Office of Disability Services to request an interview to discuss possible accommodations. Forms and a comprehensive list of our services are available on our webpage.
      Office of disAbility Services
      Loew Hall, Room 213
      718.289.5874
      disabilityservices@bcc.cuny.edu

      Please contact this office upon submitting an application for admission, admittance to the college or when desired.

  4. Regarding a student’s religious request for an accommodation:

      If a religious accommodation for non-academic services is needed, qualified students with a request should contact the Office of Student Life at RBSC, Rooms 102, 302, 309. Representatives are either:
      Ms. Melissa Kirk, Director
      718.289.5193
      melissa.kirk@bcc.cuny.edu

      Manny Lopez, Assistant Director
      718. 289.5962
      manny.lopez@bcc.cuny.edu

      Audrey Rose-Glenn, Assistant Director
      718.289.5194
      audrey.rose-glenn@bcc.cuny.edu

      When calling the respective representative(s), the student should be prepared to provide a full name, student ID number and a description of his or her specific needs.

  5. Regarding other programs, services or activities:

      Qualified individuals with a physical and/or other known limitation who require an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a modification of the procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity at BCC should contact the Chief Diversity Officer (also the ADA Compliance Coordinator) or in the absence of the Chief Diversity Officer, you can contact the Affirmative Action Specialist (assigned designee) for needed referrals and/or assistance in coordinating a request for accommodation. The individual(s) should be prepared to provide a description of his or her specific needs and a medical release to evaluate the circumstances properly.

  6. Regarding victims of domestic violence, stalking and/or assault:

    For anyone who is a victim of domestic violence, stalking and/or assault, you should contact Sergeant Alexandria Torres (DV Liaison) with the Office of Public Safety at 718.289.5100, x3730, or you can contact either the Office of the Executive Counsel (as an assigned designee) at 718. 289.5487, or the Office of Affirmative Action, Compliance and Diversity (as an assigned designee) at 718.289.5100, Ex. 3494, for needed referrals and/or assistance in coordinating a request for an accommodation. The person(s) should be prepared to provide a description of his or her specific needs and a copy of police and/or court documents so that the DV Liaison can evaluate the circumstances properly.

    Please review information from the EEOC about the application of Title VII and the ADA to applicants or employees who experience domestic or dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.  Please share as appropriate.

    Questions and Answers: The Application of Title VII and the ADA to Applicants or Employees Who Experience Domestic or Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking

 

 

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