Federal agencies find widespread compliance with vaccine mandate, as enforcement begins

More than 96% of employees in the federal government are in compliance with President Biden’s vaccine requirement – meaning workers have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination or have a pending or approved exception request.

Nov. 22 marked the deadline for more than 3.5 million federal employees to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19, after the president’s September executive order mandated those individuals be vaccinated.

eported on Monday – the Nov. 22 deadline – that 95% of the federal workforce was in compliance with Biden’s vaccine requirement.

The White House Office of Management and Budget on Wednesday released updated numbers, revealing 96.5% of federal government employees in compliance with the order.

Ninety-two percent of employees in the federal government have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose.

“As the successful implementation of this requirement across the federal government has shown, these requirements work: they increase vaccination rates – leading to a safer, more productive and efficient workforce,” OMB said Wednesday.

For federal employees not in compliance with the order, the Biden administration is offering a period of education and counseling, followed by additional enforcement steps, if necessary.

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