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ADA Reasonable Accommodation Request Procedure

City Colleges of Chicago is committed to fully complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and ensuring equal opportunity in employment for qualified persons with disabilities.  In accordance with the ADA, City Colleges of Chicago provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in order to perform the essential functions of his/her job, or to participate in the employment application process.          

Requesting Reasonable Accommodation          

Employees or applicants should make any and all requests for reasonable accommodations to the Equal Opportunity (“EEO”) Office.  It is the responsibility of the employee or applicant to inform City Colleges of Chicago that an accommodation is needed.  Employees must complete and return the ADA Reasonable Accommodation Request Form AND the ​Authorization for Release of Information Form (available in Forms section at right) to the EEO Office, along with any relevant documentation.       

The Reasonable Accommodation Process          

Once the forms for a reasonable accommodation are received by the EEO Office, the employee will be notified in writing that the EEO Office is in receipt of the request.  The EEO Office will review the information to make a determination.  If, after the employee has provided documentation, the nature or extent of the employee’s disability or the relevancy of the requested accommodation is unclear, the employees may be asked to meet with the EEO Office.          

If the review of the employee’s information and supporting documentation indicates that a reasonable accommodation is warranted, the EEO Office will consult with the employee to establish an effective and feasible accommodation that will enable the employee to perform the essential functions of the position.  Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with the nature of the disability and the nature of the employee’s essential work duties.          

Within a reasonable period of time, the employee will be informed in writing of the final action taken on the accommodation request, including what, if any, accommodation will be provided. The EEO Office will record the final action taken by City Colleges of Chicago.          


All information regarding an employee’s or applicant’s disability and the reasonable accommodation request is confidential, with the exception of the employee’s supervisor(s) and other personnel who need to be informed in order to assess requests for, implement, or monitor accommodations.  Any documentation will be kept confidential and separate from the employee’s departmental personnel file.          

​​Questions about reasonable accommodation requests should be addressed to:        

Aaron Allen        

City Colleges of Chicago EEO Office        

226 W. Jackson Blvd.,  12th Floor        

Chicago, Illinois  60606        

(312) 553-2865​  ​  ​