Essential Function

A responsibility considered "essential" to the successful performance of the job when it meets one or more of the following criteria defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

  • Performance of the responsibility is considered to be of major importance.
  • A limited number of employees are available to perform the responsibility.
  • The responsibility is highly specialized, requiring special expertise or abilities.

As required by the ADA, responsibilities that are essential functions of the job should be identified on the job description in the Key Responsibilities section by indicating a "Yes" in the Essential Function column.