I'm in the US, and I'm trying to request reasonable accommodations through my workplace's disability services office, but they are being incredibly unhelpful about what kind of medical documentation I need. The specific accommodation I'm seeking is a part-time schedule. My doctor has already filled out their form, stating that my fatigue and muscle weakness are severe enough that I should not work more than 28 hours. That form also asked whether my condition affected lifting, bending, standing, etc., and she said yes (which is true). Now the disability services people have rejected my application because they want to know how many minutes I can spend standing, lifting, bending, etc. I have asked 4 (!!) times in writing how someone with variable symptoms should approach such a form, but they are avoiding the question. Their documentation process offers no room for nuance at all. I'm not asking specifically for formal accommodations around lifting, standing, bending, etc. My direct supervisor and I have worked out solutions to a lot of this stuff already. My job does not regularly require me to exceed my limits in these area (except when I have PEM, which is why I need the part-time schedule!). No matter how my doctor fills out their form, it will be essentially a lie. There is no answer to "how long can you stand" because it varies so much. I'm afraid that I'll either be denied accommodations because I'm not disabled enough, or somehow end up arbitrarily limited in what I'm allowed to do at the office. I've already asked to speak to a supervisor, told them I know my rights under the law, and said I am prepared to bring in outside help if necessary. (The university where I work is really only interested in covering its butt, not in helping people, so it can be difficult to get anything accomplished without doing this.) But they are probably not going to provide me with an appropriate medical documentation template. For those of you who have received workplace accommodations, specifically going part-time, how did your doctor describe your condition? Are there are existing templates that you used? Do you have any tips, in general, for approaching documentation procedures for unpredictable chronic illnesses? Note: I am still undiagnosed, pending an MRI and EMG, but ME and/or fibro are the most likely culprits.