FAQs

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I am a Harvard employee and I just had surgery on my knee. I will need assistance getting to my office for the next several weeks. What options are available? Whom should I contact?

You should contact UDS as soon as you know of your need for reasonable accommodation. Each case is individualized and the reasonable accommodation plan will be based on the mobility impairment and travel needs (i.e. travel to work building, travel within work building, travel around campus and travel between campuses).

My medical leave of absence will soon end and I think that I will need some job modifications when I return to work. Whom should I contact?

Before you can return to work you will need to contact UDS to explore possible reasonable accommodations. Keep in mind that exploration and implementation of reasonable accommodation is done on an individualized basis and is an interactive process. The timeline will vary depending on the complexity of the case and available resources. Therefore, it is best to initiate your request as soon as you suspect you may need reasonable accommodation.