Guidance issued on federal contractors’ vaccination requirement

Guidance released on Friday by the federal government provides additional details in response to President Joe Biden’s executive order mandating, among other things, that federal contractors require their employees get vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8. 

The Safer Federal Workforce Task Force released the new guidance on COVID-19 workplace safety protocols for federal contractors and subcontractors, and the action is a step in implementing part of the president’s “Path Out of the Pandemic: COVID-19 Action Plan,” according to a White House statement issued on Friday.

While the guidance includes a broad definition of “government contractor,” additional clarification is necessary before determining that it is certain that this mandate applies to credit unions. The New York Credit Union Association is monitoring the matter and will provide updates to member credit unions as more information becomes available.

The topic will also be addressed at the Association’s Compliance and Legal Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

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