Human Capital Strategy & KPIs

  • 1.  Everyone's favorite topic - OSHA ETS for COVID vaccines

    Posted 21 days ago
    Hi all:

    We, like all employers with more than 100 people, are in the process of drafting our COVID vaccination policy in order to comply with the OSHA ETS by December 5.

    I'm curious if anyone's heard (or knows what they're going to do) about fully remote workers.  Most companies seem to be avoiding the testing exemption completely, but it's not clear to me whether those opting for the "hard mandate" will be doing so for fully-remote workers as well.

    You don't have to say what you're doing, but if you have good intel on other companies, I'd love to hear it.

    Thanks!

    Katie

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    Katie Calabrese
    Human Resources Manager
    Security Risk Advisors
    Philadelphia PA
    6103242349
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  • 2.  RE: Everyone's favorite topic - OSHA ETS for COVID vaccines

    Posted 20 days ago

    So we don't have any people that are FULLY remote at the moment (40% remote is the standard).  There is also hostility against "rewarding" vax refusers with a fully remote arrangement in lieu of required weekly testing.

     

    It appears that companies can make the cost of the weekly testing option the responsibility of the employee, which we plan to do, to accommodate those that choose not to get vaccinate.

     

     

     

    Timothy Myers SR CPA Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

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  • 3.  RE: Everyone's favorite topic - OSHA ETS for COVID vaccines

    Posted 19 days ago

    Our entire corporate team is partially or fully remote, mostly depending on their proximity to our headquarters. They're remote due to their roles, this is not an accommodation due to Covid.

     

    Our vaccination policy extends to all workers, including all remote employees. Any new hires are being informed of this during the hiring process.

     

    So far we have not had any pushback on this, but if in the future any corporate hires want to opt out they can apply for the same accommodations or exemptions as anyone else, i.e. medical or religious exemption.

     

    Kadidia Cooper

    Discover Health, MyDocPlus

    Controller

    408-656-0011

     

     


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  • 5.  RE: Everyone's favorite topic - OSHA ETS for COVID vaccines

    Posted 18 days ago
    Katie--this from Fortune says that fully remote workers don't need to show proof of vaccination. But probably good to confirm with your own counsel.
    Tom


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    Chief Knowledge Officer
    AchieveNEXT
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  • 6.  RE: Everyone's favorite topic - OSHA ETS for COVID vaccines

    Posted 18 days ago
    Thanks Tom, and all.  I realize that the ETS provides a compliance minimum, I was more asking about what companies planned to do with their remote/partially remote workforce (from a business perspective).  Companies can elect to make their policies stricter than the law requires.

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    Katie Calabrese
    Human Resources Manager
    Security Risk Advisors
    Philadelphia PA
    6103242349
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  • 7.  RE: Everyone's favorite topic - OSHA ETS for COVID vaccines

    Posted 18 days ago
    Curious to see what others say. There are excellent arguments to go maximalist,  including setting the same rules for remote as for in-office employees, ensuring flexibility about remote vs in-office staffing, and in this particular case, wanting a customer to know that anyone who is an ambassador/embodiment of a brand meets certain standards, such as "If X comes into your office, he or she is fully vaccinated."
     


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    Tom Stewart
    Chief Knowledge Officer
    AchieveNEXT
    New York NY
    9175187863
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  • 8.  RE: Everyone's favorite topic - OSHA ETS for COVID vaccines

    Posted 17 days ago
    In response to the question about remote workers.  The ETS does provide an exemption for fully remote workers.  Below is an excerpt from the ETS.


    The ETS goes touched on other topics and subgroups as well.  It is not a fun read but it is an informative one.

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    Thomas Tovello
    Endotronix Inc
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  • 9.  RE: Everyone's favorite topic - OSHA ETS for COVID vaccines

    Posted 16 days ago
    We are definitely more in favor of same rules for everyone and then looking at specific exemptions. Truth is even our fully remote employees may have occasion to go into a practice. Additionally, as a healthcare company we also want to set an example and believe we have a responsibility to the broader community. Part of it is our company culture. While there may be legitimate reasons for someone to opt out of the vaccination requirement, if you do not believe in your duty to society you're most likely not a good fit for us overall. Which then is a different topic to explore. --

    Kadidia Cooper

    Discover Health/MyDocPlus

    Controller

    1-628-345-4860 



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  • 10.  RE: Everyone's favorite topic - OSHA ETS for COVID vaccines

    Posted 17 days ago
    Hello -
    Clarification was provided by OSHA:
    - All employers must create a policy defining their position of mandatory vaccinations or vaccinations preferred and mandatory testing for all employees regardless of work location (remote, hybrid, in office)
    - If the policy allows for testing, then testing must be done every 7 days. If an employee is fully remote, and un-vaccinated, they must test prior to coming to the office, but do not need to test every 7 days.


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    Dina Wald-Margolis
    Human Resources Director
    Skyline Windows
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