NFFE Applauds Biden-Harris Administration for Delaying Enforcement of the Vaccine Mandate until the New Year


November 29, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) applauds the Biden-Harris administration for delaying agency enforcement of the government-wide vaccine requirement until January 2022. This allows employees more time to comply with the mandate and will help toward the goal of having the federal workforce fully vaccinated.

In a letter dated November 10, 2021, NFFE asked the White House to adopt the same enforcement schedule for federal employers as required for private-sector employers, allowing both groups to comply with a deadline of January 4, 2022. Announced today in a letter to the President’s Management Council and agency officials, the Biden-Harris Administration is instructing agencies to delay enforcement of the mandate until after the holidays, as NFFE requested.

“Thank you to the Biden-Harrison Administration for extending the deadline for federal employees to comply with the vaccine mandate,” said NFFE National President Randy Erwin. “NFFE shares the same goal of keeping employees safe while minimizing adverse employment effects on workers who up until now have chosen not to receive the COVID vaccine. Our members will have a better holiday because of this action.”