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ADA Employment Policy

It is the policy and practice of Georgia Southern University to comply fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act and to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons with disabilities. Georgia Southern University is committed to ensuring nondiscrimination in all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. All employment practices and activities, whether provided or conducted by Georgia Southern University or by another entity on behalf of Georgia Southern University, are conducted on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Recruiting, advertising, and job application procedures have been reviewed to provide persons with disabilities meaningful employment opportunities. Applications in alternative accessible formats, and assistance in completing the application, are available upon request made to the Director of Human Resources at 912-478-6947. Pre-employment inquiries are made only regarding an applicant’s ability to perform the essential duties of the position.

Pre-employment physical examinations are required only for those positions for which a bona fide job-related physical requirement exists, and are given to all persons entering the position only after conditional job offers have been extended. Medical records are kept separate and confidential.

Reasonable accommodation is available to all employees and applicants, and work sites are accessible to the disabled. All employment decisions are based on the merits of the situation in accordance with defined criteria, not the disability of the individual.

Qualified individuals with disabilities are entitled to equal pay and other forms of compensation (or changes in compensation) as well as fairness in job assignments, classifications, organizational structures, position descriptions, lines of progression and seniority lists. All benefits of employment, whether provided or administered directly by Georgia Southern University or another entity on behalf of Georgia Southern University, are accessible to all employees without regard to disability. Training, apprenticeship programs, conferences, professional meetings, as well as financial support and leave for such activities are available to all employees without regard to disability. Recreational and social activities sponsored by Georgia Southern University are accessible to all employees without regard to disability.

Georgia Southern University is also committed to non discrimination against any person who is related to or associated with a person with a disability. Georgia Southern University will follow any state law that provides individuals with disabilities greater protection than the Americans with Disabilities Act.

This policy is neither exhaustive nor exclusive. Georgia Southern University will take all other actions necessary to ensure equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in accordance with the ADA, and applicable federal, state and local laws.

Last updated: 11/5/2020