The Biden administration said it won't enforce the provisions of the president's federal contractor vaccine mandate while a nationwide preliminary injunction is in place. More federal employees continue to get vaccinated, according to new data from the Office of Management and Budget.
The bottom seems to be falling out of the Biden administration's vaccine mandate for federal contractors. For one view of what contractors should do now, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to Jenner and Block partner Matthew Haws.
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The legal reasoning behind the latest preliminary injunction largely mirrors that of a similar injunction a Kentucky judge issued a week earlier. But it is far broader in its scope.
With weeks to go before an ostensible deadline, contractors are still vexed by the nuances of the White House mandate.
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The injunction applies only to federal contracts in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee, but is the first court decision among numerous lawsuits challenging the mandate.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says no member of the National Guard will be allowed to participate in drills or other training required to maintain their status in the Guard unless they are vaccinated against COVID-19 or are given an exemption.
The Navy and Marine Corps both hit their deadlines for active duty service members to be fully vaccinated on Nov. 28. While the Navy got more than 99% of its sailors inoculated, the Marine Corps has the distinction of being the least vaccinated force.
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The Biden administration on Monday encouraged agencies to delay suspensions and firings for employees who fail to comply with the federal vaccine mandate through at least the holidays.
The Air Force announced that starting Nov. 29 unvaccinated airmen will not be able to proceed to existing permanent change of station orders and will not be eligible for future orders unless they get an approved medical or religious accommodation.
The agency with the highest vaccination rate is the U.S. Agency for International Development, while the lowest was in the Agriculture Department, according to the data.