Articles by Stephanie Rapp-Tully

GovExec Daily: Vaccine Mandates After the Supreme Court OSHA Decision

Last week, the Supreme Court blocked the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule that was to bring a vaccine-or-test requirement for employees at…

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MSPB passes five-year mark without a quorum

The Merit Systems Protection Board passed a new and unwanted milestone last week—five years without a quorum. The quasi-judicial agency, charged with protecting federal…

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Does the government require your job to pay you if you contract COVID-19?

WASHINGTON D.C., DC — D.C. and the surrounding counties are experiencing record coronavirus cases since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The surge in positive cases has…

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White House says 90% of feds are vaccinated

More than 90% of federal employees have hit the Nov. 22 deadline for federal employees to comply with the White House’s vaccination mandate, according to a senior administration…

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GovExec Daily: What if Feds Just Refuse to Get Vaccinated?

Starting Nov. 9, agencies can begin to take disciplinary action for employees who refuse to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Feds who have received approved religious or medical…

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Western New York employers reviewing federal rule mandating vaccination policy

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Large employers across Western New York will spend the weekend reading almost 500 pages of a new federal rule requiring them to implement a vaccine policy…

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New vaccination guidance for U.S. Companies

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)– Nationwide, businesses are having to make a decision, implement a mandatory vaccine policy or require weekly testing for those who are unvaccinated if…

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White House: ‘There’s not a cliff here’ when it comes to vaccine deadlines

The White House says that its “creating flexibility within the system” in terms of the vaccination mandate for feds and contractors and how those who don’t…

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GovExec Daily: How Will Feds Get Exemptions to the Vaccine Mandate?

The Office of Personnel Management announced recently that November 9 will be the first day federal agencies can take disciplinary action against employees who refuse the COVID-19…

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VERIFY: No, employers are not responsible for paying for unvaccinated employees’ COVID tests

WASHINGTON — All over the U.S. employees are being told to either get the COVID vaccine or prepare for frequent testing. It’s a predicament facing the tens of millions of…

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