Workplace Accommodation Requests

Accommodation Requests

In accordance with Sections 8.1 and 8.2 of University Administrative Policy 2720, employees may seek a reasonable accommodation for religious observances, beliefs and practices, or for a disability and serious medical condition. The following outlined cases may be considered for a reasonable accommodation as they relate to circumstances or hardships created for some individuals while the COVID-9 pandemic is still of concern. Requests for accommodation may be submitted to the Compliance, Ethics & Equal Opportunity department via their online Accommodation form.

  1. Employees who have expressed a concern due to a characteristic or health condition that may put them at greater risk of susceptibility to COVID-19 symptoms.
  2. Employees who are pregnant or nursing may qualify for a temporary workplace modification under Title IX.
  3. Employees who have a sincerely held religious belief which prevents them from receiving the COVID-19 vaccination.

If you have questions or concerns you’d like to discuss before submitting a request, you may contact CEEO at oeounm@unm.edu or 505-277-5251.

Remote Work & Telecommuting Program

In cases where an accommodation request is not an option, supervisors and employees may discuss a remote work or telecommuting arrangement. More information about the Remote Work & Telecommuting program.

Purchases during remote/telecommuting work: While it is important that our staff and faculty are able to work as productively as possible while telecommuting, we must also, in all cases, avoid unnecessary or duplicate purchases of office supplies, office equipment, and office chairs to be used at home.

In every possible circumstance, those items should be checked-out from the workplace for use in the home environment rather than purchased. Where this is not possible, departments must follow the UNM Telecommuter Home Office Purchase of Supplies, Equipment, and Furniture procedure for all telecommuting purchases.