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Appeals Process – Employees with Disabilities

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), and Delaware State University’s commitment to equal access for people with disabilities, an appeal process has been established for employees who believe they have been denied reasonable accommodations by the Center for Disability Resources (CDR).

If there is a dispute as to whether an individual has a disability or whether the documentation provided is adequate, if the Center for Disability Resources and the employee with a disability cannot agree on a reasonable accommodation, or if the Center for Disability Resources denies an accommodation, the employee may begin the appeals process.

The University has identified the Chief Enterprise Risk Office and General Counsel, Ms. LaKresha Moultrie, J.D., as the individual by whom all appeals for reasonable accommodations will be reviewed. To initiate this process, the employee must submit a written Letter of Appeal to the Chief Enterprise Risk Officer within thirty (30) calendar days of the alleged denial, unless extensions for good cause are provided.

This Letter of Appeal can be sent to:
Office of the General Counsel
1200 N. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
lmoultrie [at] desu.edu

The Letter of Appeal must include:

  • Name and University ID number of appellant
  • Basis for the appeal
  • The remedy or relief sought
  • Any supporting information

Upon receipt of the Letter of Appeal, the Chief Enterprise Risk Officer will promptly review the appeal. A determination will be provided to the appellant in writing within ten (10) business days