As anticipated in our prior alerts, there have been continuing practical and legal challenges to implementing the Path Out of the Pandemic plan. This alert provides an update on the current status of challenges to OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), Executive Order 14042 for federal contractors, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
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White House Fact Sheet Results in Additional Questions for Government Contractors
On November 4, 2021, the White House released a fact sheet on the issuance of new OSHA ETS and CMS Rules and also addressed some changes to the previously announced EO 14042 federal contractor vaccination mandate. During last week’s White House press briefing, officials had suggested that the administration might at least delay implementation of…
Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Rule for Government Contractors Continues to Develop
We have previously reported on implementation issues arising from President Biden’s Path out of the Pandemic plan, which included issuance of Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, the related Safer Workforce Task Force Guidance, and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Class Deviations.
Since our last report, several legal developments warrant…
Update on Vaccine Requirements and Roll Out of the Path out of Pandemic Plan
We have been answering a number of questions from clients regarding the nature and scope of the requirements for COVID vaccination, testing, masking and more. Our previous alert and blogs laid out the administration’s Path out of the Pandemic, the overarching directive outlining the federal government’s vaccination plan across government and industry sectors. This…
So … Where Is The Money – We’ve Seen This Movie Before But The Stakes Are High
Last year at this time, we reported on the prospect of a partial government shutdown due to Congress’s failure to enact appropriations legislation to fund all aspects of the government for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. In that case, the bill was passed and life continued. This year the stakes are higher. Though Congress started early, preparing separate appropriations bills for FY 2022 this summer, they still have not been passed. In addition, we are seeing bills for higher levels of spending than in the previous years, since the spending limits set in the Obama-era Budget Control Act of FY 2011 have now ended.
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