Statement of Employee Accommodation Determination (SEAD)

The Statement of Employee Accommodation Determination (SEAD) is the primary method of documentation that enables employees to validate and communicate their needs to supervisors. Reasonable employee accommodations are determined by an RCPD specialist following a thorough employee accommodations review process that engages both the MSU employee and supervisor. The SEAD is individualized and cannot be generated until the employee completes the following steps:

  1. Identify and Register a Disability
  2. Request Accommodations
  3. Participate in the employee accommodation review process

SEAD production is the final step in a thorough and dynamic accommodation review process during which the employee participates in the following key steps: submission of sufficient medical documentation, request for accommodations, needs assessment, provision of updated job description, and participation in workplace observation. The RCPD specialist also engages with the supervisor regarding the accommodation requests prior to determination and production of the SEAD. For a comprehensive overview of the employee accommodation process, please see the MSU Disability and Reasonable Accommodations Policy.

Supervisors are responsible for maintaining confidentiality and for facilitating the granted accommodations outlined on the SEAD. The SEAD should be held in a confidential place separate from the employee's primary file.

SEAD Characteristics:

  • A unique reference number serves to validate the security and authenticity of the form as produced by RCPD
  • Listed accommodations are determined through a process that engages both the employee and supervisor
  • Requested accommodations are marked as one of the following: granted, granted with modification, or denied. Determination comments and dates are provided by the RCPD specialist to further explain the outcome
  • The employee and associated RCPD disability specialists are named to provide linkages should supervisors need clarification or desire further communication

For more information, download a SAMPLE SEAD.