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HRS is committed to ensuring faculty, staff, prospective employees, and visitors with disabilities have the best possible experience while at the University of Northern Iowa. The University values Diversity and recognizes disability as a part of its commitment to Diversity. Our goal is to create an inclusive working environment for all UNI employees.

The Leave & Accommodations Coordinator position in Human Resource Services exists to assist, accommodate, and advocate for individuals with a disability to best ensure equal access across campus. The position serves as a point of contact for faculty and staff, prospective employees, and visitors regarding accessibility and accommodations. The University is committed to being in compliance with the spirit of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disability Amendments Act of 2008.

The coordinator also administers the Workers' Compensation program and Family and Medical Leave Act policy for Faculty and Staff. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions in regards to a leave or accommodation, please contact the Leaves & Accommodations Coordinator. If you are a student seeking disability services, contact Student Accessibility Services.

Contact Information
Melissa Ward
Employee Leave & Accommodation Coordinator
27 Gilchrist
Human Resource Services
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0034

Phone: (319) 273-6164
Fax: (319) 273-2927

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