Personal Assistance Services (PAS) are assistive services provided to an individual with disabilities for performing activities of daily living, such as eating and using the restroom. Agencies are only required to provide PAS when the individual is working or on work-related travel. As a model employer, it is the Department of Defense Education Activity’s (DoDEA) policy to provide PAS to its employees in accordance with 29 Code of Federal Regulations § 1614.203(d)(5), absent undue hardship on the agency. In addition, DoDEA shall not discriminate against individuals in employment decisions based on their need for PAS.
Employees requesting PAS shall notify their supervisor and/or their servicing Disability and Diversity Program Manager to initiate the process. In order to address requests for PAS, the DoDEA shall follow the DoDEA Policy for Personal Assistance Services and the Procedures to Facilitate the Provision of Reasonable Accommodation.