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October Helena SHRM Chapter Meeting - The ADA Interactive Process...Beyond the Basics!

  • Thursday, October 21, 2021
  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItf-GtqTksEtderM-aCoNdH6u5iFdpvfFJ


The ADA Interactive Process...Beyond the Basics!

Presentation Description:

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month, and it’s only fitting that our Helena SHRM chapter celebrate this month with an in depth look at the ADA and an important concept under the ADA, the interactive process.  Upon completion of this interactive, one-hour training, participants will 1) recognize a reasonable accommodation request, 2) assess whether an employee has a disability under the ADA and whether the employee is entitled to the requested accommodation, 3) explain HR’s role in the interactive process, 4) explain management’s role in the interactive process, 5) assess whether an employee’s requested accommodation is reasonable or not, 6) examine the undue hardship and direct threat defenses under the ADA, and 7) value the importance reasonable accommodations play in creating a disability-inclusive culture within an organization.


John Pavao

State ADA Coordinator and Equal Opportunity Officer, State Human Resources Division

John provides leadership and direction to Montana state government in the areas of equal opportunity policy and program development, the American’s with Disabilities Act, equal opportunity, veterans and persons with disabilities employment preference, diversity, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

John has a Bachelor’s Degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University, a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Webster University, and a Master’s Certificate in Human Resource Management from Villanova University.

John has received extensive training in the areas of equal opportunity, workplace investigations, diversity and inclusion, the Family and Medical Leave Act, alternative dispute resolution, and leadership and management.

John spent almost 23 years in the U.S. Air Force where he served in a variety of capacities. His work experience includes over 28 years directly related to managing equal opportunity compliance. John’s experience includes oversight and management of these programs on both a military, civilian, and public sector level.

John Pavao

State ADA Coordinator and Equal Opportunity Officer

State Human Resources Division

125 N. Roberts, Room 125

Helena, MT 59620

Telephone: (406) 444-3984

Email: jpavao@mt.gov

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