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Best Practices for Handling Accommodation Requests

Total Credits: 1

Labor Law |  Labor Relations
Julie Lenggenhager |  Kevin Deane |  Nicole Porter
59 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Sep 15, 2022
Product Type:
On Demand
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This panel will address best practices for disability accommodations under the Rehabilitation Act and religious accommodations under Title VII. Through a Q&A format, the panel will provide both the union/employee perspective and the agency's perspective on issues such as seeking accommodations, documenting the need for accommodations, the interactive process, and implementing the accommodations.  

  • Julie Lenggenhager, NTEU Deputy Director of Field Operations
  • Kevin Deane, Technical Advisor, Disability Services Division Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Internal Revenue Service
  • Nicole Buonocore Porter, Director, Martin H. Malin Institute for Law and the Workplace, Chicago-Kent College of Law


Julie Lenggenhager's Profile

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Deputy Director of Field Operations and Organizing

National Treasury Employees Union

Julie A. Lenggenhager is the Deputy Director of Field Operations and Organizing at the National Treasury Employees Union, the nation’s largest independent union of federal employees, representing 150,000 workers in 34 departments and agencies.  She works directly underneath the Director of Field Operations and Organizing who is responsible for managing and overseeing NTEU’s eight field offices, organizing and learning and development departments.  Prior to becoming the Deputy Director, she served as an Assistant Counsel in NTEU’s Chicago Field Office for fifteen years where she represented employees at the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Treasury.  Her extensive experience includes arbitrating discipline and contract interpretation matters and representing employees before the EEOC and Merit Systems Protection Board.  Prior to joining NTEU, Julie worked as an Associate Attorney at a private law firm representing private and public sector labor unions and Taft-Hartley health and welfare funds.  She earned her Juris Doctor and a Certificate in Employment Law from Saint Louis University School of Law.  She received her Bachelor of Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University, with a major in Political Science and a minor in Diplomatic Relations.  Julie is licensed to practice law in both Missouri and Illinois.

Kevin Deane's Profile

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Technical Advisor, Disability Services Division Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Internal Revenue Service

Internal Revenue Service

Kevin A. Deane currently serves as a Technical Advisor in the Disability Services Division of the Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion.  He has spent his federal career as an EEO practitioner, civil rights advisor and advocate for diversity & inclusion.  In a wide range of positions he has:  directed investigations and drafted analysis as well as final agency decisions concerning federal sector complaints of discrimination; advised executives and managers with regard to disparate treatment, harassment and reasonable accommodation issues; developed communications to IRS employees, members of the public and stakeholders including Members of Congress; developed and delivered training for targeted as well as Servicewide audiences; Liaised with the IRS’s Chief Risk Officer to more fully inform the Service’s risk management efforts; and, has developed multi-year EDI business plans as well as content for IRS strategic plans.  Kevin has received two IRS Commissioner’s Awards and holds a J.D. as well as an LL.M.

Nicole Porter's Profile

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Professor of Law and Director, Martin H. Malin Institute for Law and the Workplace

Chicago-Kent Law School

Nicole Buonocore Porter is a Professor of Law and Director of the Martin H. Malin Institute for Law and the Workplace. Before joining Chicago-Kent in 2022, she was a Distinguished University Professor; Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development; and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Toledo College of Law. She has also taught at Saint Louis University School of Law, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and the University of Iowa College of Law. 

Porter is a nationally-known expert in employment discrimination and disability law. She is the author or co-author of four books and over 40 law review articles and essays. Her scholarship focuses primarily on the employment rights of women and people with disabilities. 

Professor Porter earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. After law school, Professor Porter was in-house counsel for a manufacturing company and practiced employment law in a large law firm in Detroit. She also clerked for the Honorable James L. Ryan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.