V. Benefits and Personnel Policies

Disability Services for Faculty

Penn State complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as Amended (2008), which prohibits discrimination against qualified persons with disabilities in all facets of employment, such as hiring, training, benefits, and promotion. Faculty with disabilities who want to request reasonable accommodations related to the workplace can make requests in a variety of ways, either directly with their department chair or their Human Resources Representative, or they may contact the Affirmative Action Office. For specific policies and procedures for making reasonable accommodation requests, contact the Affirmative Action Office, 328 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802-2801, 814-863-0471 (voice/TTY). University Policy HR09 addresses the procedures for University employees requesting reasonable accommodations.

For information on disability benefits available to faculty, please refer to Chapter V of this Handbook, Voluntary Programs, for Long-term Disability and Annuity Premium Benefits.

If you are a member of the State Employees' Retirement System (SERS), please contact your local SERS regional counseling center at 800-633-5461 for information on possible benefits.