When Covid-19 disrupted the lives of Americans and caused upheaval in our society, federal managers rose to the challenge and ensured the necessary work of our country continued. The Federal Managers Association immediately began meeting and discussing our members' concerns with the leaders of the Safer Federal Workforce task force, helping them understand the very real challenges our members were facing in the field, and how policies were actually playing out across the government in every agency and department.
We have two main priorities in this regard: to ensure the physical wellbeing of federal employees, and, equally important, to ensure that your rights as a federal employee are respected.
On September 9, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order mandating that all federal workers and employees at companies with more than 100 employees, including those working remotely, must be vaccinated against Covid-19 by November 22, 2021, or risk disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. We have heard from many of you about your thoughts and concerns about this EO and on September 21, 2021, held a forum with FMA members to share the information we have, to hear our members' concerns and insights, and to be better able to represent our members on this very serious matter.
Below, you will find FMA's appearances in the media, and other statements and announcements we have made. For a listing of federal government announcements, policies, and information related to its response to the Covid-19 pandemic, visit our Resources and Links page. Additionally, visit the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force website to review the latest guidance and FAQs by clicking here.
FMA MEMBER FORUM ON COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATE - SEPTEMBER 21, 2021
FMA held a forum to allow FMA members to ask questions and state their views on President Biden's Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate.
FEDERAL WORKERS’ VACCINE MANDATE PROMPTS CONFUSION AS THE GOVERNMENT STRUGGLES TO RETURN TO OFFICES - SEPTEMBER 10, 2021
FMA Executive Director Wells anticipates many feds will not vaccinate causing disruptions to many agencies' missions.
FEDERAL MANAGERS SEEK HARD INFO ON COVID-19 TESTING PLANS - SEPTEMBER 2, 2021
FMA National President Craig Carter warns of "Tasking managers with standing up a public health testing structure."
FOR FEDERAL MANAGERS, NEW VACCINE AND TESTING POLICY BRINGS ANXIETY — AND MORE UNANSWERED QUESTIONS - AUGUST 26, 2021
FMA National President Craig Carter spoke with Federal News Network's Nicole Ogrysko about the current guidance from the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force related to the administration's vaccine and testing policy.
WITH FEDS RETURNING TO THE OFFICE, MANAGERS NEED CLARITY - AUGUST 18, 2021
FEDmanager.com publishes a regular collection of pieces by partner organizations called FEDforum. For the latest FEDforum, the guiding question was: "How are you supporting your members’ return to in-person work? Or, how are you supporting skills around the future of work (for groups whose employees may be remaining remote or were never remote at all)?" The following is FMA's response.