Procedures for Applicant Religious Accommodations

Applicant Responsibility:

Step 1. Initiating a Request 

The applicant is responsible for requesting an accommodation that will allow them to apply and/or compete for a job. The request should be made to the HR Religious Accommodations Coordinator by completing the Applicant Religious Accommodation Request Form. 

Step 2.  Routing of the Request

The HR Religious Accommodations Coordinator will route the accommodation request to the appropriate HR Partner assigned to the hiring department, or an assigned designee, in a timely manner. 

HR Partner Responsibility:

Step 1. Review the request

The HR Partner, or appropriate designee, will review the accommodation request in a timely manner. 

Step 2. Engage in an interactive dialogue 

The applicant must engage in an interactive dialogue with the HR Partner, or assigned designee, about the specific impact on their ability to apply and/or compete for a job.

Step 3. Determine if the request may be accommodated

The HR Partner, or assigned designee, will review the request and determine if the applicant’s request for religious accommodation is potentially feasible. 

If YES: The HR Partner will consult with the applicant and the recruiter and/or hiring manager, as necessary, to gather any additional information necessary to respond to the request and to assess whether a particular accommodation will be reasonable and effective.  The HR Partner then notifies the applicant and the recruiter and/or hiring manager of any recommended religious accommodations.  

If NO: The HR Partner informs the applicant that it has been determined that the University is unable to accommodate their request and specifies the reason for the determination.

Step 4:  Documentation

The HR Partner will communicate the outcome, along with any accommodations made, and/or reason for denial to the HR Religious Accommodations Coordinator for documentation purposes.