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Employment Policies (HR-100)

HR-120 Post Offer Pre-employment Testing

Summary

All final candidates for certain administrative, service, and support positions (Regular and Variable Hour) are required to pass a post offer pre-employment physical examination as a last step in confirming the employment relationship.  This examination is designed to determine whether or not an individual possesses the physical capabilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the job under consideration.  If the individual does not demonstrate an ability to safely perform the essential functions of the position, with due consideration for reasonable accommodation, the offer of employment will be rescinded. 

Testing

An examination testing physical activities will be requested for final candidates of listed positions.  The test will be administered after an employment offer is made to confirm the employment relationship.  Test results are presented as a pass/fail result.  The test is considered part of the hiring process so time away from work will not be compensated and any travel expense incurred will not be reimbursed.  An individual who fails the examination must wait a period of six months before reapplying for the same or another position with similar or higher physical requirements, unless extenuating circumstances, temporary in nature, are shown to have contributed to the failure.    

Individuals/Positions-Involved

All final candidates for certain administrative, service, and support positions (Regular and Variable Hour) are required to pass the examination regarding essential functions of the job.  Incumbents in the listed positions who transfer to another listed position with higher physical demands are required to pass the examination.  A list of these positions is available by accessing: http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/fa/management/risk/insurancecoverages-workerscompensation#poet

Reasonable Accommodations

Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities unless they impose an undue hardship on the institution.  Such requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

See Also

HR 102 Equal Employment Opportunity, HR 110 Interviewing, and HR 504 Criminal Background Checks

Date Created: 03/23/2007

Last Updated: 09/15/2013