Jamie Brabston, Director and Senior Legal Consultant, provides a summary of the status of the various COVID vaccine mandates, with a focus on Executive Order 14042. Although this federal contractor vaccine mandate is currently subject to an injunction, covered contractors still have some COVID related obligations for maintaining a safe workplace that should not be overlooked. Jamie also discusses the importance of good faith compliance efforts, including clear communications to employees regarding their right to request an accommodation for those contractors that have moved forward with their own policies on mandating vaccines. We note that since the time of this recording, January 13, 2022, the vaccine mandate for Federal workers was also blocked by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
About Redstone GCI
Redstone GCI is a consulting firm focused on fulfilling the needs of government contractors in all areas of compliance. With a singular mission to help contractors through the multiple layers of “red tape,” we allow contractors to focus on what they do best – support their mission with the U.S. Government. We are home to a group of consultants made up of GovCon industry professionals, CPAs, attorneys, and retired government audit and acquisition professionals.
Our focus and knowledge of audit and compliance functions administered by DCAA and DCMA will always be at the heart of what we do. However, for the past decade, we’ve strategically grown to support other areas of the government contractor back-office with that same level of focus and expertise. We’ve added expertise in contracts management, subcontract administration, proposal pricing, various software systems, HR and employment law, property administration, manufacturing, data analytics/reporting, Grant specialists, M&A, and many other areas. When we see a trend in the needs of contractors, we act to ensure we can provide the best expertise in the market to fulfill those needs.
One thing our clients can be certain of is that with the Redstone GCI Team in your corner, there is no problem too big and no issue too technical for our team to tackle.