COVID-19 vaccine mandate

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2021, file photo resident of Harmony Court Assisted Living receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Jackson, Miss. With booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine now authorized in the U.S., government advisers reconvened on Thursday, Sept. 23, to tackle the most contentious question yet: Exactly who should roll up their sleeves right away? (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Range of penalties possible for employees who don’t comply with federal vaccine mandate, attorneys say

The entire workforce has never been subject to a federal vaccine mandate before, and the new policies are prompting questions about how agencies will enforce…

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Tameiki Lee

Biden administration gives federal contractors until Dec. 8 to comply with vaccine mandate

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Joe Biden

Border Patrol union looking to challenge the president’s vaccine mandate may have hit a dead end

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A syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa., Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Contractors say, when they roll up their sleeves to help the government, this isn’t what they had in mind

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(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2021, file photo, a health worker administers a dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa. An influential federal advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday, Sept. 17, to offer Pfizer booster shots against COVID-19 to most Americans, dealing a heavy blow to the Biden administration’s effort to shore up people’s protection amid the highly contagious delta variant. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Now entering: Uncharted territory with the federal vaccine mandate

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(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2021 file photo, a syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa.  President Joe Biden has directed OSHA to write a rule requiring employers with at least 100 workers to force employees to get vaccinated or produce weekly test results showing they are virus free.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Under recent executive order, federal employees must now show proof of vaccination

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(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2021 file photo, a syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa.  President Joe Biden has directed OSHA to write a rule requiring employers with at least 100 workers to force employees to get vaccinated or produce weekly test results showing they are virus free.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Small agency, big job: Biden tasks OSHA with vaccine mandate

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(Sean McKeag/The Citizens' Voice via AP)FILE - In this March 20, 2021, file photo, Navy veteran Ronnie Jackson, of Blakeslee, Pa., receives a COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Fran McLean at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center in Plains Township, Pa. After more than a year of isolation, American veterans are embracing plans for a more traditional Memorial Day. Advocates say it’s also a time to take stock of the veteran lives lost to the coronavirus and to recommit to vaccinating those who remain reluctant. (Sean McKeag/The Citizens' Voice via AP)

Vaccination rates vary inside VA as mandate expands to broader federal workforce

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(AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)FILE - U.S. Army medic Kristen Rogers of Waxhaw, N.C. fills syringes with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in North Miami, Fla.  Critics in Florida say a doctor’s signature required for some people to get vaccinated is adding onerous barriers for some eligible residents, especially low-income or minority people who may not have health insurance or access to a primary care doctor.  (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Army says soldiers must be vaccinated by Dec. 15 or face consequences

Army Reserve and Army National Guard soldiers will have until the end of June next year.

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(Eli Hartman/Odessa American via AP)FILE - In this May 27, 2021, file photo, National Guard Spc. Noah Vulpi, left, administers the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to Ira Young Jr. during a vaccination clinic held by the National Guard in Odessa, Texas. Larger U.S. businesses won't have to decide whether to require their employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Doing so is now federal policy, although many of the details have yet to be worked out.
President Joe Biden announced sweeping new orders Thursday, Sept. 9, that will require employers with more than 100 workers to mandate immunizations or offer weekly testing. (Eli Hartman/Odessa American via AP, File)

Biden administration sets November deadline for federal employee vaccine mandate

Testing requirements will stay in place for most unvaccinated onsite contractors until agencies can sort through the contractual paperwork, the Biden administration…

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Joe Manchin

The federal employee vaccination mandate has launched fresh arguments in Congress

The Senate returns to work today as questions hover over the $3.5 trillion spending bill sought by most Democrats.

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