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Glossary Term: Hierarchy of Accommodations (relating to Workplace Accommodation for Employees with Medical Disabilities)

Definition:

in the development of all Accommodation Plans, accommodation is made in the following order of priority: Pre-disability position modified: attempt to accommodate the Employee in his/her own job; Another position in academic or administrative Unit: attempt to place the Employee in a suitable vacant position for which the Employee is qualified, within his or her faculty or department; Another position in the University: attempt to place the Employee in a suitable vacant position for which the Employee is qualified, elsewhere in the University; Another position modified: attempt to place the Employee in a suitable vacant position for which the Employee is qualified, with the duties of that position modified; A combination of appropriate duties.
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