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The U.S. Postal Service, one of many nation’s largest employers, is looking for a short lived delay from the Biden administration’s order that staff at massive firms be vaccinated for COVID-19 or face weekly testing.
The USPS has written the Occupational Security and Well being Administration (OSHA), which is charged with implementing the rule, asking for “momentary reduction” from having to adjust to it, whereas the problem is earlier than the courts. The Supreme Courtroom on Friday is listening to arguments difficult vaccine mandates.
Deputy Postmaster Normal Doug Tulino cites provide chain points in his letter:
Given the numerous challenges that our nation’s provide chains are already experiencing, we respectfully counsel that the nation can’t afford the extra potential substantial hurt that will be engendered if the flexibility of the Postal Service to ship mail and packages is considerably negatively impacted.
The USPS is looking for a 120 day delay in having to adjust to the mandate.
Tulio says the company is now in the midst of it is peak season, which runs from October by way of January, and that with greater than half 1,000,000 staff, “it may be very troublesome and time consuming to make even modest modifications to insurance policies and procedures that affect the working situations of its staff. That is very true when the gathering and use of medical info is concerned.”
The White Home, nevertheless, is unsympathetic to the submit workplace’s request. In her briefing Thursday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki mentioned that OSHA had beforehand decided that “compliance with the rule was possible for all employers, together with the Postal Service.”