Reasonable accommodations

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.