Policies and Procedures

Section A

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  1. Waterloo is committed to the development of a specific policy concerning accessibility for Waterloo employees.

A1. Policy 57 – Employment Accommodations

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Progress: at risk

Person holding notebook that says "Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act"The Policy Drafting Committee on Policy 57 – Employment Accommodations have shared their first draft with key stakeholders over the Spring and Fall Term 2021. This anticipated Policy will define the University’s approach to accommodating employees within the protected grounds of the Ontario Human Rights Code, including persons with disabilities. The Faculty Association of University of Waterloo (FAUW), the University of Waterloo Staff Association (UWSA), and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 793, who represent the University’s employee groups, and the Provost and colleagues have provided feedback and comments. The Committee is planning to broaden its consultation efforts to ensure impacted individuals and departments have an opportunity to provide feedback. Consultation progress has been hindered by the COVID-19 pandemic, as colleagues shift their attention to managing the ever-changing public health landscape, and we continue to explore the best way to gather feedback in a collegial and effective manner. All consultation and policy development activities continue to follow the standard processes outlined in University’s Policy 1 – Initiation and Review of University Policies.