As 2021 came to a close, agency leaders and supervisors worked diligently processing requests for exemptions to the vaccine mandate, and disciplining those who refused or failed to be vaccinated. Then on January 21, a Federal judge in Texas issue a nationwide injunction that brought everything to a screeching halt. But questions remain:
- Must you overturn discipline you’ve already taken against unvaccinated employees?
- Do employees who complied with the vaccine mandate in order to maintain their jobs have a route of grievance or appeal?
- Do you still process reasonable accommodation requests for exemptions?
- Can you still ask applicants for proof of vaccination status?
- Can you still enforce other safety protocols, such as masking?
- What happens if a higher court reinstates the mandate?
- How do you handle hostile workplace discrimination based on vaccination status?
- What does this mean for agencies that have established, or want to establish, their own vaccine requirements?
During this 60-minute webinar, FELTG President Deborah Hopkins will provide answers to these and other questions — and she will take your questions as you try to navigate these uncertain issues, while at the same time your agency is making preparations to return employees to the physical workspace.
- Early Bird Tuition: $285 per site (payment required by February 7)
- Standard Tuition: $315 per site (payments made February 8 or later)
Teleworkers may be added to a main site registration for $50 per teleworker, on a space-available basis.
Cancellation and No-show Policy for Registered Participants: Cancellations made after the cancel date on the registration form will not be refunded or given credit toward future courses. Pre-paid training using the “Pay Now” option will not be refunded or given credit toward future courses. No-shows will not be refunded or given credit toward future courses.