US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
National Institutes of Health
OFFICE OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
AND DIVERSTIY MANAGEMENT
About the Disability Employment Program
The Disability Employment Program (DEP) is responsible for ensuring that all programs, activities, and facilities at the NIH are accessible to people with disabilities. This is achieved through many programmatic initiatives and individuals. The work of providing accessibility for people with disabilities is a shared endeavor. The program is also responsible for providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.
In general, the DEP works to promote the hiring and advancement of people with disabilities and to advise both management, and people with disabilities about issues confronting people with disabilities in the workplace throughout their careers, from recruitment to retirement.
We also want to maintain a work environment that will allow employees with disabilities to be effectively utilized based on their skills, knowledge, and abilities. Therefore, if the need arises to accommodate an employee because of an existing temporary or permanent disability, the NIH procedures for requesting and granting such accommodation as outlined in NIH Manual Chapter 2404 “Reasonable Accommodation,” should be followed. Every effort will be made to respond to accommodation requests within a reasonable time frame.