Corporate Infrastructure: Centralizing the Reasonable Accommodation Process



Thursday - January 14, 2010


1.5 hours


  • Anne E. Hirsh – Presenter
    Co-Director, JAN- Job Accommodations Network
  • Mirelle A. King – Presenter
    Senior Manager, Equal Employment Opportunity Services, Lockheed Martin
  • Jessica Kobty – Presenter
    Programs Lead, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Lockheed Martin
  • Alison Levy – Presenter
    Program Manager, Selective Placement Program, Department of Transportation
  • Loren Mikola – Presenter
    Disability Inclusion Program Manager, Microsoft Corp.
  • Susan Schwartz – Presenter
    Manager, Disability Resource Center, Department of Transportation


  • Beth Butler
    Chair, US Business Leadership Network (USBLN), Wachovia, A Wells Fargo Company


The purpose of this webinar is to learn about structuring, implementing, and managing a centralized reasonable accommodation process. Centralized reasonable accommodation processes are focused on removing barriers that tend to prevent managers from hiring, retaining and promoting individuals with disabilities.

Participants will gain knowledge regarding how to:

  • Create a centralized fund for accommodations and an efficient process for managers to use it when making accommodations.
  • Keep data that tracks accommodation requests, accommodations granted, costs and benefits (taking precautions to maintain confidentiality).
  • Inform all new employees during onboarding of your inclusive and flexible policies.
  • Inform employees about targeted recruiting and advancement opportunities within the organization, as well as other key disability initiatives (e.g., the presence of affinity groups) during onboarding.

Materials & Resources

Audio Recording


PowerPoint Presentation