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Disability Management Services

UC Merced Disability Management Services (DMS) staff consult university employees (faculty & staff) in need of reasonable accommodation due to a disability or religious belief in order to perform the essential functions of their jobs. DMS staff also provide consultation and training to supervisors and managers to ensure compliance with policy, laws and regulations related to confidentiality, disability access, accommodation for work-related and non-industrial limitations, religious belief, and employment rights.

The Disability & Accommodations Consultant will act as intermediary for the employee and supervisor to determine what accommodations are reasonable and likely to enable performance of the essential functions.

Disability Management Services
Jay Lomeli
Disability & Accommodations Consultant
jlomeli3@ucmerced.edu
(209) 259-8806

DMS does not handle claims for Workers Compensation, or requests for Family Medical Leave, but does coordinate with the pertinent administrators for reasonable accommodation considerations. 

For student accommodations related to academic/learning support or on-campus housing accommodations, please contact:

Student Accessibility Services
Office: (209) 228-6996
Email: disabilityservices@ucmerced.edu
Link: http://disabilityservices.ucmerced.edu/

Accommodation requests for public access or needs during campus sponsored events open to the public should be facilitated through the event coordinator responsible for coordinating the specific event. 

For facility information related to building or public access, please contact: 

Facilities Management Services
Office: (209) 228-2986
Email: fmhelp@ucmerced.edu
Link: http://facilities.ucmerced.edu/about-us/contact

For specific information on these areas, please contact: 

Risk Services Administration
Workers Compensation Office: (208) 386-3079
Email: riskservices@ucmerced.edu
Link: http://risk.ucmerced.edu/

Benefits & Leaves
Office: (209) 228-8247
Email: leaves@ucmerced.edu
Link: https://hr.ucmerced.edu/benefits