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HUMAN RESOURCES POLICY MANUAL (HRPM) POLICY BULLETIN (PB) #124, TIME USED FOR OBTAINING A COVID-19 VACCINATION BRIEFING

On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, NATCA received notice from the Agency that it intended to implement Policy Bulletin (PB) #124, Time Used for Obtaining a COVID-19 Vaccinations. On September 9, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order (EO) 14043, Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees, which requires bargaining unit employees (BUEs) to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 22, 2021, unless they qualify for a limited exception to the mandate. The purpose of PB #124 is to provide guidance on the time used for employees to obtain COVID-19 vaccination(s), to include post-vaccination recovery, and to accompany family members who are receiving the vaccination(s). PB #124 cancels PB #122, Excused Absence for COVID-19 Vaccinations. NATCA responded by requesting a full briefing to obtain an explanation of the changes. A briefing was held on Friday, October 8, 2021.

NATCA is currently engaged in bargaining regarding this issue.

POCs: Chief of Staff Dean Iacopelli, Director of Labor Relations Nicole Vitale, and Senior Counsel for Labor Relations May Silverstein

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