[IPAC-List] Testing Accommodations - Time Limits

Reindl, Kevin K1RQ at pge.com
Tue Mar 25 12:44:48 EDT 2014


Let me start by saying I am not an attorney, but have been involved with accommodations in employment selection procedures for a while (even spent a few years in Milwaukee :)).

As you probably know, accommodations (including time extensions) are specific to the individual, the specifics of his/her disability and the psychometric properties of the test. I would suggest that you stay away from having a "standard" or a "formula" for determining time limits. The process you use should always treat each accommodation on a case-by-case basis. While it's tempting to have a consistent practice/policy (e.g., "we always give time and one-half on cognitive tests" or "we never give double-time"), accommodations are an area where rigid/consistent approaches can actually hurt you.

If you have a good employment attorney at your company or others who work with accommodations, they might also be able to provide some guidance.

Good luck.

Kevin Reindl
Performance, Selection & Inclusion
Human Resources
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From: ipac-list-bounces at ipacweb.org [mailto:ipac-list-bounces at ipacweb.org] On Behalf Of O'Connor, Lindsey
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 9:24 AM
To: Dennis Doverspike
Cc: ipac-list at ipacweb.org
Subject: Re: [IPAC-List] Testing Accommodations - Time Limits

Hi Dennis,

Yes, this request is due to an ADA accommodation. We do have a procedure for requesting testing accommodations. My question, however, is related to how extra time is determined. Is there a formula or standard others use for determining how much extra time (e.g. 15 minutes, 30 minutes, time and a half) a candidate receives that requests the accommodation.


From: Dennis Doverspike [mailto:dennisdoverspike at gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:09 AM
To: O'Connor, Lindsey
Cc: ipac-list at ipacweb.org<mailto:ipac-list at ipacweb.org>
Subject: Re: [IPAC-List] Testing Accommodations - Time Limits

Are they asking for time due to an ADA accommodation? If so, I usually recommend that there be an established procedure for handling all ADA accommodations and that should be a decision made by professionals in dealing with disabilities, and accommodations, and not by the examination personnel.


On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 11:54 AM, O'Connor, Lindsey <loconn at milwaukee.gov<mailto:loconn at milwaukee.gov>> wrote:
Hi everyone,

If you have applicants that request extra time for a written exam, what standard do you use to determine the time limit provided to candidates?


Lindsey N. O'Connor
Human Resources Analyst, Senior
City of Milwaukee Department of Employee Relations
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