• Portland Public Schools & the ADA
    (Americans with Disabilities Act)

    What are workplace accommodations under the ADA?

    Under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA), a reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done during the hiring process. These modifications enable a qualifying individual with a disability to have an equal opportunity not only to get a job, but successfully perform their job tasks to the same extent as people without disabilities. The ADA requires reasonable accommodations by employers as they relate to three aspects of employment: 

    1. Ensuring equal opportunity in the application process;

    2. Enabling a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of a job; and

    3. Making it possible for an employee with a disability to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment.

    If you believe that you are an individual with a qualifying disability
    (one that impairs a major life function) that is impeding your ability to perform an essential function of your job, please contact FMLASource (our first point of contact) to initiate a Request for a Reasonable ADA Accommodation.

    Administrator for all Medical, Family Medical, Pregnancy/Parental, Child Illness, COVID, Military, & ADA leave of absences

    Email: ServiceTeam3@FMLASource.com  
    Phone:  833-515-0763
    Call Center Hours:  Monday - Friday 5:30am-7:30 pm PST
    Website: www.fmlasource.com

    The best time to call and speak to FMLASource's customer service is:     
      • After 12:00pm PST
      • The busiest times to call are Mondays and the day following holiday weekends.  Instead of calling, a leave request or accommodation may be requested either through FMLASource's website or their mobile app.


    Additional accommodation / accessibility information and resources:


    Still have questions about the ADA?  Suggestions to assist PPS in its endeavors to become a more inclusive employer?

    Email:  ADA@pps.net