U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
FHWA Office of Civil Rights
Reasonable Accommodations Program
The FHWA Reasonable Accommodation program is designed to help employees and supervisors through the Reasonable Accommodations Process.
The process starts with an employee requesting an accommodation. They may or may not use the specific words, but managers need to respond to the request in a timely manner, usually 1 to 3 business days. This is a very individualized process and t is important to reach out to the agency’s disability program manager, Kirsten Poston at Kirsten.Poston@dot.gov, who will be available to help both the employee/employer through this process.
The DOT Disability Resource Center (DRC) is the department’s centralized mechanism for us to receive services or equipment. FHWA works with DRC on a case by case basis.
The Disability Program manager conducts the following:
- Supervisor and manager RA training programs on an annual basis, as well as making such training a part of newly-appointed supervisor and manager orientation.
- Assisting employees with RA requests.
- Developing and disseminating information on available RA resources.
- Tracking and reporting on RA requests in the annual Individuals with Disabilities Affirmative Action Program
- Submitting RA data for inclusion in the MD715 annually.
- Ensuring the DOT Order on Reasonable Accommodations is available to FHWA employees.
Page last modified on March 17, 2021