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Information for Faculty and Staff

portrait of Mary Opperman
Mary Opperman, Vice President of Human Resources and Safety Services

The best staff and faculty in the world choose Cornell University. Diversity has been our defining focus for nearly 150 years. We are committed to an inclusive environment for all faculty and staff, including individuals with disabilities.

If you are interested in a career at Cornell, and would like to request disability accommodations during the recruitment or interview process, please contact, Laurel Parker at

Current faculty or staff members who need a disability-related accommodation to perform the responsibilities of their position should contact our Medical Leaves Administration office.

Comments about our employment policies and practices for individuals with disabilities should be directed to our disability access coordinator team at or 607-255-4652.

Mary Opperman Vice President of Human Resources and Safety Services

Self-Disclosing a Disability

Whether you consider yourself an individual with a disability or not, we invite current faculty and staff to voluntarily self-identify their disability status. By self-identifying, you help Cornell more accurately determine the diversity of our workforce and ensure individuals with disabilities are supported and represented throughout the University.

After April 13th, you can use Workday to self-disclose a disability. This can be done by logging in to Workday and choosing the “Personal Information” icon, then then “Personal Information” again under the “Change” heading. Scroll down to the bottom of this section and look for “Disability” – there will be a button to add or edit your information.

Resources for Obtaining Accommodations at Cornell