AGC Hosts Webinar; Continues Dialogue with Agencies; Engaged Legal Counsel
On October 14, AGC held a webinar—free for AGC members—with the prominent federal procurement law firm Crowell & Moring to run through the ins and outs of the federal contractor vaccine mandate from a construction contractor perspective. A recording of the webinar and its slides will be made available shortly. The General Services Administration also held its own webinar on October 13, the slides from which can be found HERE and a recording will be made available by the agency soon. For more information on how other federal agencies are addressing this mandate, click HERE. AGC is maintaining ongoing dialogue with many of the major federal construction agencies and will meet with them at the association’s Federal Contractors Conference November 8-9 in Washington, D.C. As with the OSHA ETS COVID-19 testing mandate, AGC similarly retained outside legal counsel weeks ago to evaluate legal options to challenge this requirement and has received a legal memorandum to guide the association’s actions.
The association and its members have encouraged voluntary COVID-19 vaccination for their employees since the vaccines became available. The construction industry has proven throughout the pandemic that it can work in a safe and essential manner. OSHA has previously deemed many construction activities as low exposure risks.
For more information, contact Jordan Howard at Jordan.Howard@agc.org.