PERB: OPERATION, JURISDICTION, AUTHORITY; APPLICABILITY OF AND CONFLICTS WITH OTHER STATUTES – Conflicts Between PERB-Administered Laws and Other California Statutes; Education Code/Supersession; MMBA Supersession
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101.02000 – Conflicts Between PERB-Administered Laws and Other California Statutes; Education Code/Supersession; MMBA Supersession
PERB is a public entity which must make reasonable modifications in policies, practices, or procedures to accommodate individuals with disabilities, unless it can be demonstrated that making such modifications would result in undue financial and administrative burdens or would fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity offered. While charging party provided PERB’s Appeals Office with documentation of her medical impairments or conditions and restrictions, that documentation did not explain how granting a fifth extension of time (which extended beyond her return-to-work dates on previous medical releases) would enable her to complete the appeals process, given that the previous four extensions of time granted by PERB had not been sufficient to enable her to complete and file an appeal from dismissal of her unfair practice charges. For this reason, PERB was unable to assess the reasonableness of granting the charging party’s request for another extension of time and denied her appeal from the Appeals Assistant’s administrative determination.