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swgeezer  
#1 Posted : Monday, February 28, 2022 11:31:08 AM(UTC)
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Hi there.

I got into public affairs originally because I like writing. I think I'm on the autism spectrum (pending a test for that) and as I've moved up on the public affairs series there's less creative writing and more time in meetings, coordinating with media and experts, event planning, and other tasks that I don't feel fit my personality.

I've not received a bad performance review. I am a disabled veteran for mental health. I did study a fair amount of IT and think it might be a better fit for me. However, my wife's not keen on me taking a pay cut to start a new series.

I understand that if a disabled person is unable to perform their job functions then the organization can try to change their job and keep them at the same rate of pay.

Does anyone know if there are any options available for this situation?

Thanks in advance.
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I haven’t heard of doing big changes like that. In some jobs they could shift duties due to a disabilities. You would have to do the downgrade career shift. Coukd do it under internship program.

I have an aspersions type of condition. I know what my strengths are…PR isn’t one of them.
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, March 1, 2022 4:13:30 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: swgeezer Go to Quoted Post
Hi there.

I got into public affairs originally because I like writing. I think I'm on the autism spectrum (pending a test for that) and as I've moved up on the public affairs series there's less creative writing and more time in meetings, coordinating with media and experts, event planning, and other tasks that I don't feel fit my personality.

I've not received a bad performance review. I am a disabled veteran for mental health. I did study a fair amount of IT and think it might be a better fit for me. However, my wife's not keen on me taking a pay cut to start a new series.

I understand that if a disabled person is unable to perform their job functions then the organization can try to change their job and keep them at the same rate of pay.

Does anyone know if there are any options available for this situation?

Thanks in advance.
A reassignment as a reasonable accommodation is possible...however, you have to be qualified and there needs to be an open billet to put you into that job (they don't have to create a slot for you), and it may be at a lower grade (though possibly they will try to match as close as possible).

You should have voted Cthulu...the greatest of all Evils
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