|Federal Worker Safety Bill Reintroduced in Senate|
Federal Worker Safety Bill Reintroduced in Senate
As concerns grow over the COVID-19 Delta variant, a group of senators reintroduced The Chai Suthammanont Remembrance Act requiring federal agencies to establish COVID-19 safety plans to protect federal employees returning to the office.
The NTEU-endorsed legislation would require federal agencies to publicly post a plan for recalling employees to the office 30 days before they do so. Among other things, the safety plan must include procedures for testing and contact-tracing, efforts to protect employees who travel, safety requirements for visitors to federal facilities, flexible options for high-risk employees and contingency plans if there is a surge in cases.
The House Oversight and Reform Committee approved the updated bill in May.