University of California, Riverside

Human Resources

Disability Management


National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a time to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. The theme for 2015 - which marks 70 years since the first observance - is "My Disability is One Part of Who I Am."

Employment offers greater freedom, independence, and the chance to fully participate in and contribute to society. Work opportunities give people with disabilities the ability to secure affordable, accessible housing; transportation; health care; assistive technology; education; and opportunities to socialize and participate in community and political life.

Employers who hire people with disabilities find they have tapped into talented, skilled, and diverse pool of workers, who often bring a unique perspective of diversity to the workplace.

Whether you are an employer looking for an outstanding employee or a job seeker looking for a rewarding job, the Employment Development Department (EDD) can help you meet your needs with a variety of recruitment, training, and job search services. Explore our site and learn about our no-fee services and information for both employers and job seekers.

NDEAM Activities

  • Human Resource staff members will be visiting each department to help raise awareness and provide NDEAM materials including posters, resources, and a Quick Guide to Disability Etiquette
  • CID: Creating an Inclusive Environment for Individuals with Disabilities
    October 20, 2015 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | HUB 265
    For more information, please click here

The Disability Management Office is designed to act as a resource to UCR departments with respect to administration of Federal and State disability laws and University policies relating to employees with disabilities. The program provides educational and early intervention services to prevent or minimize the effects of disability in the work place. The Interactive Process is a cooperative dialogue with the employee, management and other Human Resource units regarding workplace disability issues. Our objectives include assisting individuals with disabilities and their departments to explore Reasonable Accommodation, facilitate Return to Work and management of associated disability issues.

Program Services

  • Transitional Return to Work
  • Interactive Process/Reasonable Accommodation
  • Ergonomic Evaluation for Individuals with a Disability
  • On-Site Job Analysis
  • Disability Management Educational Services
  • Special Selection/Reassignment

Program Goals

  • Act as a resource to the campus on disability-related issues.
  • Facilitate the Interactive Process by providing consultation to supervisors and employees with disabilities.
  • Support employees in recovery from injury or illness by facilitating the provision of temporary, modified or alternative work when possible.
  • Minimize absence from work due to disability and the resulting impact the absence has on employees and the organization.
  • Reduce workers’ compensation and other disability related costs.
  • Identify and effectively manage potential long-term disability and permanent disability costs.

Disability Management Office

1201 University Avenue, Suite 208 - Riverside, CA 92507

Contact Disability Management for more information.

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Human Resources
1201 University Ave., Suite 208
Riverside, CA 92507

Fax: (951) 827-2672