Support Staff

Protection for Employees with Disabilities

Michigan State University is committed to hiring qualified persons with disabilities and to fulfilling its responsibilities under state and federal civil rights laws and the University’s Anti-Discrimination Policy. University employees or job applicants who believe they need an accommodation should refer to the Disability/Reasonable Accommodations Policy.

Copies of the policy can also be obtained from the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD). An employee/applicant or supervisor/unit administrator who disagrees with the RCPD’s determination regarding reasonable accommodation may appeal the decision to the Director of the RCPD or the ADA Coordinator in the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives.

The Office for Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives is the office of the ADA Coordinator, Paulette Granberry Russell. Her contact information is:

Paulette Granberry Russell

444 Administration Building

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI 48824


RCPD maintains records of accommodations made for persons with a disability and is available for consultation with employees/applicants or supervisors/unit administrators about the accommodation process. For more information regarding accommodations, please contact RCPD at 517-884-RCPD (884-7273) (TTY) or, or visit their website

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