Your responsibilities

As a staff member with a disability, you should discuss the following with your supervisor as soon as possible:

  • how your disability/ illness or medical condition affects your work
  • what adjustments you require, including:
    • changes to physical work environment;
    • changes in the way you conduct your tasks; and /or 
    • amendments to your working hours.
  • how this has worked in previous employment and what you can bring to the workplace for setting up (e.g. specific software programs that you would set up).
  • meeting regularly to review the new arrangements and amend if necessary.
  • whether your work colleagues should be advised of the adjustments that will be put in place. If necessary, you can choose to do this yourself or have your supervisor discuss it.
  • complete a Workplace Adjustment Plan that outlines the above and addresses your individual requirements.

When signing off on the agreement, you will consent to who can access this information if you change roles within the University or you get a new supervisor. This will be outlined in the agreement. Your supervisor will give you a copy of the agreement and one will be kept on your personal file in a confidential envelop accessible to HR and those you are authorised to access.

You may have a disability that you are managing independently, and do not require adjustments to your workplace. However, circumstances can vary, so if at any time you need additional support, discuss this with your supervisor.

Or if you require further advice or information, contact your Human Resources area or the Injury Management Team.  Further information on workplace adjustments for staff and supervisors, including a template workplace adjustment plan, is available here.

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