It is the policy of the U.S. Department of State to comply fully with the requirements of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. § 791 et seq. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued regulations at 29 C.F.R. Part 1630 implementing the provisions of the law for federal agencies.
If you require a reasonable accommodation as an employee with a disability or as a qualified applicant with a disability, please contact the Disability and Reasonable Accommodations Division in the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations, Bureau of Global Talent Management (GTM/OAA/DRAD). Employees may contact GTM/OAA/DRAD through GTM Next’s Employee Portal. If you cannot access the GTM Next Employee Portal, please contact GTM/OAA/DRAD at OAA@state.gov.
The Department’s reasonable accommodation policy is published in the Foreign Affairs Manual at 3 FAM 3670.
The following forms are used in the reasonable accommodation process:
- DS-5053 Reasonable Accommodation Request [122 KB]
- DS-6546 Medical Questionnaire for Assessment of Disability/Reasonable Accommodation [200 KB]
If you as a qualified employee or applicant for employment with a disability believe you have been denied a reasonable accommodation for disability, please contact the Office of Civil Rights at (202) 647-9295 or email@example.com within 45 days of the alleged failure to accommodate.