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White House asks agencies to delay consequences for vaccine mandate violations

November 29, 2021

Via: FCW

Agencies are being encouraged not to discipline unvaccinated feds beyond education, counseling and letters of reprimand until after holiday season.

The Office of Management and Budget’s deputy director for management, Jason Miller, and the Office of Personnel Management’s director, Kiran Ahuja, wrote in an email sent to agencies Monday morning that this is “given… tremendous progress” in vaccination rates among the federal workforce.

They also stressed that “we have been clear that the goal of the federal employee vaccination requirement is to protect federal workers, not to punish them.”

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