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House Republican says 'train wreck' could be coming with vaccine deadline for federal employees

House Republicans expressed concern on Wednesday that the intelligence community (IC) would hamper its effectiveness and disadvantage minority employees by enforcing the administration's coronavirus vaccine mandate. "It's not a train wreck that's coming years from now. It's within a few weeks," said Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Ill., during a House Intelligence...
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Top Republicans Request More Information on Federal Employee Vaccine Mandates

Top House Republicans pressed the Biden administration on Wednesday for more information about the vaccine mandate for federal employees and contractors. Reps. James Comer, R-Ky., ranking member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, and Jody Hice, R-Ga., ranking member of the committee’s panel on government operations, sent a letter––shared with Government Executive exclusively ahead of publication–– to the top officials at the Office of Personnel Management, Office of Management and Budget, and General Services Administration asking for further information about the vaccine mandate. They said there are lingering questions following the staff level briefing they received on October 7.
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Republican lawmaker introduces bill to block federal vaccine mandate

Subscribe to Fortune Daily to get essential business stories delivered straight to your inbox each morning. Congressman Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) on Tuesday introduced a new bill that would block funding needed to implement new federal vaccine mandates. “Forced injections mandated by the federal government are nothing short of subsidized medical...
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Newhouse introduces bill to provide exemption to vaccine mandate

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced the Options Over Terminations Act. This legislation would provide an exemption to any Federal COVID–19 vaccine mandate for any Federal employee or contractor who provides proof of COVID–19 antibodies. “Federal employees who have opted not to receive the vaccine because they have...
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Wyoming Legislators Reviewing Ten Bills During Special Session

***For All Things Wyoming, Sign-Up For Our Daily Newsletter***. Nine bills aimed at reducing the impact of the federal coronavirus vaccination mandate on Wyoming residents and businesses have been selected for further review during the Legislature’s special session. Lawmakers on Tuesday referred 10 of the 20 bills filed for consideration...
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UW-System to comply with President Biden’s federal employee vaccine mandate

The University of Wisconsin System announced Wednesday that it will comply with President Joe Biden’s vaccine order mandating that all federal employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. “We cannot afford to jeopardize millions of dollars in federal contracts, which are integral to our academic and research missions," UW-System President Tommy Thompson...
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Coca-Cola is giving employees $2,000 to comply with vaccine mandate

Subscribe to Fortune Daily to get essential business stories delivered straight to your inbox each morning. The Coca-Cola Co. says it will give workers a one-time $2,000 bonus if they are fully vaccinated before the U.S. government’s Dec. 8 deadline. It’s the biggest push yet by the Atlanta-based soda giant...
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Coming in 2022: A Mobile App for Federal Employees' Retirement Transactions

Officials at the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program on Tuesday highlighted several new features that the Thrift Savings Plan will offer participants when it completes its transition to a new recordkeeper next year. At the monthly meeting of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, which administers the TSP, program...
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Federal judge upholds Southwest Airlines’ vaccine mandate against pilot union lawsuit

A federal judge in Texas denied a request from the Southwest Airlines pilots union to block the airline’s vaccine mandate. Earlier this month, the airline announced employees are required to get vaccinated by Dec. 8 unless they receive a religious or medical exemption, in compliance with President Joe Biden’s executive order mandating vaccination for federal employees and contractors.
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