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ADA: Classification and Compensation: University of Vermont

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

Although not specifically required by the ADA, it is highly recommended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that every job have a carefully prepared job description that (1) distinguishes between essential and marginal job functions, and (2) reflects consistent job-related qualifications.

Currently, UVM uses detailed job descriptions that include consistent qualifications as the basis for the staff classification system.

  1. Before new positions are created or existing positions are submitted for review, supervisors separate essential and marginal functions using the Job Functions guidelines.
  2. Before staff positions are posted, Human Resource Services classification staff will help distinguish between essential and marginal functions. As usual, in writing the posting, the analyst will help define minimum qualifications and required knowledge, skills, and abilities that are job-related and consistent with business necessity.

See our ADA Fact Sheet for general information.

Last modified October 22 2014 12:53 PM