The Office of Personnel Management on Friday offered up more on guidance on how agencies should discipline employees who fail to comply with the Biden administration's federal vaccine mandate.
Federal contractors are waiting for more clarity on how to implement vaccine mandates and the consequences of failing to do so.
Both Democrats and Republicans say they believe frontline officers at the Transportation Security Administration are underpaid. The House Homeland Security Committee's top Republican said he will support legislation to move TSA officers into the Title 5 pay and personnel system if other options fail.
Federal contractors are drawing on the lessons they learned from the last partial lapse in appropriations, a 35-day event companies say has changed the way they prepare for a possible government shutdown later this week.
Leaders who apply these four strategies to the current mandate will provide their workers a smooth process in collecting vaccination and health information.
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 the policy and grant reasonable accommodations to those who have a religious or medical objection.
Like the vaccine mandate for employees, federal contractors must also show proof of vaccination to their employer. The Biden administration's vaccine policies also apply to federal contractors working from home, as well as employees working for a covered contractor but not directly on specific government project.
In today's Federal Newscast, the National Border Patrol Council continues to search for a legal avenue to challenge the president's vaccine mandate for federal employees.
That vaccine mandate for federal employees and contractors working at federal facilities has got feathers flying. Practical ones, legal ones, constitutional ones.
Hitting hard at the unvaccinated, military COVID deaths nearly double since mid-July. Customs and Border Protection opens a first-of-its-kind facility for checking air shipments. And new Interior leadership means the Bureau of Land Management headquarters will return to D.C.
Employees and contractors are entering uncharted territory with the new federal vaccine mandate, bringing anxiety to some who wonder whether it'll prompt firings, retirements and departures for the resistant.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Federal Service Impasses Panel is back to work with all new members.
For contractors and feds alike, the waiting for final COVID rules and protocols is as bad as what the rules might be.
The Biden administration's vaccine mandate for federal employees applies to those who are teleworking, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force said Thursday. The task force's latest guidance also appears to allow agencies to require vaccines for contractors earlier than a recent executive order described.