It is the policy of the NTSB to prohibit discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including sex-based wage discrimination, and pregnancy discrimination), national origin, age (40 years of age and over), and disability (physical or mental), including the provision of reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. Retaliation against those who initiate discrimination complaints or otherwise oppose discrimination and harassment is strictly prohibited.
Section 501 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, requires Federal agencies to provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, unless it would cause undue hardship. A reasonable accommodation is any change in the work environment or in the way a job is performed that enables a person with a disability to enjoy equal employment opportunities.
Although many individuals with disabilities can apply for and perform jobs without any reasonable accommodations, workplace barriers may keep others from performing jobs which they could do with some form of accommodation. These barriers may be physical obstacles (such as inaccessible facilities or equipment), or they may be procedures or rules (such as rules concerning when work is performed, when breaks are taken, or how job tasks are performed). Reasonable accommodation removes workplace barriers for individuals with disabilities.