Safer Federal Workforce Task Force

Tameiki Lee

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

Like the vaccine mandate for employees, federal contractors must also show proof of vaccination to their employer. The Biden administration’s vaccine policies…

Read more
(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

Read more
(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

Read more
(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2021 file photo, Sarah Gonzalez of New York, a Nurse Practitioner, displays a COVID-19 vaccine card at a New York Health and Hospitals vaccine clinic in the Brooklyn borough of New York.  Workers in New York City-run hospitals and health clinics will have to get vaccinated or get tested weekly under a policy announced Wednesday, July 21,  to battle a rise in COVID-19 cases fueled by the highly contagious delta variant. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

Agencies shouldn’t ask federal employees for vaccination proof, task force says

Read more
(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)FILE - In this July 22, 2021, file photo, health care worker fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. U.S. health officials Wednesday, Aug. 18, recommended all Americans get COVID-19 booster shots to shore up their protection amid the surging delta variant and evidence that the vaccines' effectiveness is falling. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Unvaccinated federal employees who refuse testing could also face disciplinary action

Read more
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)FILE - In this March 29, 2021 file photo, a worker readies syringes with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Metairie, La.  Even people who have recovered from COVID-19 are urged to get vaccinated to avoid reinfection, especially amid the threat of the extra-contagious delta variant — and there's growing evidence the shots offer those survivors bonus protection against mutants.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Feds could face prosecution, discipline for lying on new vaccine certification form

Read more
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)FILE - In this March 26, 2021, file photo a member of the Philadelphia Fire Department prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site setup in Philadelphia. U.S. health officials say Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine may pose a “small possible risk” of a potentially dangerous neurological reaction. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday, July 12 that it has received reports of 100 people who got the shot developing an immune system disorder that can causes muscle weakness and occasionally paralysis.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Federal employees must attest to vaccination or submit to testing, per new Biden policy

Read more
Amelia Brust, Federal News Networktelework, work at home, office, federal employee

Agencies begin setting tentative reentry dates for federal employees

Read more
(Getty Images/iStockphoto/Robert Churchill)Group of Business people in Office Building

Biden administration details its vision for agency reopening, post-pandemic telework

Read more
(Getty Images/iStockphoto/west)The hand of a young woman working at remote work

Biden administration sets mid-July deadline to finalize agency reentry plans

Read more
ADVANCE FOR RELEASE SATURDAY, DEC. 19, 2020 AND THEREAFTER -  Personal protective masks are displayed on a pallet of protective gloves in the warehouse at the Body Armor Outlet store, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, in Salem, N.H. An Associated Press analysis shows states spent more than $7 billion this spring buying personal protective equipment like masks, gloves and gowns as well as vital medical devices like ventilators. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Returning to the office: A make-or-break moment for feds nearing retirement?

Agencies are lifting mask requirements, and some in Congress are calling for federal employees to return to their offices soon. How agencies handle it…

Read more
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)FILE - In this March 26, 2021, file photo, a member of the Philadelphia Fire Department prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site setup at a Salvation Army location in Philadelphia. With the U.S. pause of the vaccine, authorities are weighing whether to resume the shots the way European regulators decided to -- with warnings of a “very rare” risk. New guidance is expected late Friday, April 23, after a government advisory panel deliberates a link between the shot and a handful of vaccine recipients who developed highly unusual blood clots. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Limits on official travel for federal employees remain in place, even if vaccinated

According to new guidance from the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force, the Biden administration will continue to discourage official travel for fully vaccinated…

Read more
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Joe Biden

Agencies tweak COVID-19 safety plans following Biden’s mask mandate

Several agencies have revised and issued new COVID-19 safety plans in recent weeks, reinforcing telework strategies and offering more specific guidance on mask wearing.

Read more

Sign up for breaking news alerts