Psaki: ‘Federal Employees Will Have About 75 Days to Be Fully Vaccinated’
PSAKI: "Yes, there will be limited exceptions for legally recognized reasons such as disability or religious objections. I know you have all seen the reporting on this, but let me just give you a few top lines of it. So, how this will work is the task force, the interagency task force will provide a ramp-up period and we expect federal employees will have about 75 days to be fully vaccinated. That gives people more than enough time, in our view, to start and complete their vaccination series. If a federal worker fails to comply, they will go through the standard H.R. process, which includes counseling, and face disciplinary action — face progressive disciplinary action. Each agency is going to work with employees to make sure they understand the benefits of vaccination and how the vaccines are free, easy and widely accessible. But it will start to be applied once the executive order is signed."