Human Resources

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

TTY 703-222-7314

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270
Fairfax, VA 22035-0035

Cathy Spage,

Reasonable Accommodations

**All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.**

Upon request, Fairfax County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities, unless doing so would cause an undue hardship to the hiring agency. A “reasonable accommodation” is any change in the hiring process or work environment or in the way work is performed that results in equal employment opportunity for an individual with a qualifying disability.

Applying for a job

Applicants who need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process should request the accommodation from the Department of Human Resources:

Applicants may also contact the Employment Division at 703-324-4900 (voice) or 703-222-7314 (TTY) for assistance.

Determinations on requests will be made on a case-by-case basis, based on the information provided to support the request. Applicants needing assistance with the online job application process are encouraged to come to the Department of Human Resources for personalized assistance. The Department is located at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270, Fairfax, Virginia, 22035.

Interviewing for a job

Applicants who need a reasonable accommodation for the interview process should request the accommodation from the hiring manager at the time that the interview is being scheduled. However, applicants with disabilities are not required to disclose their disability prior to, or during, an interview. An interviewer may ask questions about the job’s essential functions and how the applicants can perform those functions. The interviewer is prohibited from asking questions about an applicant’s disability that are not relevant to the applicant’s ability to perform the essential functions of the job for which he/she is being interviewed.

If you are hired

Qualified individuals with disabilities may be provided reasonable accommodations upon request during the period of employment. Reasonable accommodations can apply to the duties of the job and/or where and how tasks are performed. Examples include:

  • Providing interpreters or readers;
  • Providing flexible work schedules;
  • Providing accessible technology or other workplace adaptive equipment.

An employee may make an initial request for a reasonable accommodation, either verbally or in writing, to his/her immediate supervisor or any employee in his/her supervisory chain if the immediate supervisor is unavailable.

Additional resource

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a good source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. 

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