May an employee who is unable to perform the essential functions of a position request to be separated from employment?
An employee who is unable to perform the essential functions of the employee's position due to mental, sensory, or physical incapacity may notify the employer that he or she does not wish to pursue accommodation and would like to be separated from employment. In this case, the appointing authority is not required to consider a reasonable accommodation and may initiate a disability separation in accordance with WAC 357-46-160
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06
RCW. WSR 05-01-196, § 357-26-025, filed 12/21/04, effective 7/1/05.]