UW-Whitewater University Handbook
Last policy revision: October 11, 2001
Policy for Employment of W-2(Wisconsin Works) Recipients
SOURCE: Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
and Office of Human Resources and Diversity
State agencies with more than 100 full-time equivalent positions are
required under Stats., s.230.147(1) to develop and implement plans to employ
customers of the Wisconsin Works (W-2) program. This statute requires
these agencies to employ W-2 Customers in the same ratio as the average
number of people receiving aid in Wisconsin to the average number of people
in Wisconsin's civilian labor force. For the past 11 years, the hiring
goals for State agencies has been 6 percent (6%) of new original permanent
appointments. For fiscal year 2001, it is still 6%.
Agencies may designate specific positions for W-2 hires. These
positions may then be eligible for alternative assessment/certification
under ER-MRS 27 Wis. Admin. Code.
State agencies may also use the Administrative Support Training and
Experience Questionnaire (ASTEQ), an objective inventory, to fill office
support and related vacancies. Certification is based upon the criteria
the hiring manager identifies for the position.
1. UW Whitewater's Human Resources and Diversity Office will be
responsible for ensuring that classified positions are identified for the
employment of W-2 recipients.
2. UW Whitewater will review all projected classified vacancies
to determine the appropriateness of using the W-2 register.
3. UW Whitewater will use the following forms for planning and
reporting W-2 efforts:
DER-DAA-4 - Permanent W-2 Positions - Planning
DER-DAA-5 - Permanent W-2 Positions - Reporting
DER-DAA-17 - Non-Permanent W-2 Positions - Planning
DER-DAA-18 - Non Permanent W-2 Positions - Reporting
4. UW Whitewater will identify and establish support services, which
Car or van pooling within the surrounding rural areas
of the Whitewater community
Flexible work schedules to accommodate child care and
Orientation of the work unit
In addition, the University Children's Center and Counseling Center
may be called upon, if appropriate.
Policy and Procedures for Disability Accommodation for UWW Employees
SOURCE: Office of the Provost and Assistant to the Chancellor for Equal
Opportunity; Chancellor's Committee on Disabilities
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater to provide
reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities who
are employees or applicants for employment. Reasonable accommodations will
be provided in a timely and cost-effective manner. Questions regarding
this policy can be addressed to UW-Whitewater's Assistant to the Chancellor
for Equal Opportunity.
A. "Disabled individual" The term "disability" has the same meaning
as "handicap" in state and federal law. (111.32 Wis.St.; ADA, 42 U.S. Code
12101 et.seg; and the Rehabilitation Act, 29 U.S. Code 794).
A person is "handicapped" or has a disability" if he or she:
B. "Major life activities" include functions such as caring for
one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, etc.
has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more
of such person's major life activities;
has a record of such an impairment; or
is regarded as having such an impairment.
C. "Qualified individual with a disability" An individual who
with or without reasonable accommodation, has the education, training,
and ability to perform the essential functions of a job.
D. "Reasonable accommodation" The modification or restructuring
done at the worksite or in the work environment which enables persons with
a disability to perform essential functions of a job for which they are
PROCEDURES TO REQUEST ACCOMMODATIONS
A. Applicants for Employment
Applicants are invited to identify themselves as persons with disabilities
on a card. Qualified applicants cannot be denied employment solely on the
basis of a need to provide a reasonable accommodation.
C. The Appeal Process
All employees will have the opportunity to identify themselves as persons
with disabilities on the Faculty/Staff Information Sheet and the Faculty
Employment Data Form.
Employees are told about their right to request reasonable accommodations:
During the orientation for all new employees.
At the time of the biennial survey to allow employees to self-identify
as persons with disabilities.
In the University Handbook.
An employee who wants to request an accommodation fills out the Disability
Accommodation request Form and gives it to his or her supervisor.
The employee will be informed of the University's decision regarding the
accommodation request within 10 working days.
Employees may be asked to provide verification of their disability.
The employee (or applicant) will always be the primary person consulted
with when determining the most appropriate accommodation.
D. Technical Assistance Resources
If an employee disagrees with a decision regarding an accommodation request,
they have a right to appeal the decision.
The appeal must be in writing, stating the reasons for the disagreement
and sent to the Assistant to the Chancellor for Equal Opportunity within
ten working days of the initial decision.
The Assistant to the Chancellor for Equal Opportunity will review the appeal,
may request any pertinent information and make a recommendation to the
Chancellor within 15 working days after receipt of the appeal.
The Chancellor will make the final decision regarding the appeal within
15 working days after the receipt of the Assistant to the Chancellor's
Assistant to the Chancellor for Equal Opportunity (472-4672).
WI Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Field Office Supervisors or Placement
Coordinators, 608-266-3655 (TDD 608-267-7772) (East), or 608-266-4551 (TDD
Easter Seal Society of Wisconsin (Access Wisconsin). Assistance regarding
persons with physical disabilities, 608-257-3411.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN), a computerized database of accommodation
information which relates directly to job situations, 1-800-526-7234.
Director, Technical Assistance; Federal Department of Health and Human
Services, 300 Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606, 312-353-5160.
The TRACE Center of the UW-Madison Hospitals and Clinics, 608-263-2237.
Disabled Student Services, 472-4711 (John Truesdale, Director).
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Disability Concerns, 472-5442 (Marcia
State of Wisconsin Disabilities Rights Coordinator, 608-267-0509.
Disabilities and Business Technical Assistance Center (ADA), 1-800-949-4232.
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