The Faculty and Staff Disability Services (FSDS) office is charged with providing leadership, expertise and consultative intervention to all University of Iowa faculty, staff and department management in matters related to employment and health conditions. FSDS works towards the development and implementation of a University infrastructure capacity for people with disabilities to feel welcomed and supported; providing an employment environment of which other academic institutions aspire and that includes but is not limited to:
- A leave and disability system design that builds and sustains employee/employer relationships;
- A strong coalition of existing and new leave and disability resources that is visible and available to applicants, employees and employers;
- A centralized leave and disability service structure and coordination system for applicants, employees and employers; and
- A knowledge sharing system concerning disability within employment that reaches all employees.