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Workplace Safety Plan
Updated On: Mar 15, 2021
March 15, 2021 - Today AFGE received notice of a Workplace Saftey Plan from the Agency with 1 hour and 57 minutes notice.

From: Dejuliis, Ralph <>
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2021 3:19 PM
Subject: Please share with our Congressional contacts: How SSA is NOT taking the Biden Executive Orders to Heart
Importance: High

Today at 12:03 pm, SSA gave the Union notice of SSA’s Workplace Safety Plan, as the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit which has the right to negotiate before implementation.

TWO HOURS LATER, Saul shared the plan with the entire universe of SSA employees. That shows his continued disregard for his obligations under contract, the Statute (5 USC 71) AND the Biden Executive Orders.

This is NOT an administration that wants to work with employees and the Union and turn over a new leaf. They have to be replaced.

From: ^Commissioner Broadcast <>
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2021 2:00 PM
Subject: COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan

A Message to All SSA Employees

Subject:  COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan

I am pleased to share with you our COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan, which we developed in coordination with the Administration’s Safer Federal Workforce Task Force.  Agency workplace safety plans are yet another step in this Administration’s science-based, iterative approach to beat back the virus.  They demonstrate our commitment to lead by example and protect the health and safety of Federal employees and visitors to our offices, while continuing to deliver critical service for all Americans. 

We will continue to listen to health experts and regularly revisit our plan to ensure it continues to comply with the latest science-based public health guidelines.  We have shared this plan with our unions and external stakeholders, and posted it to our website.

Over the last year, we have made many adjustments including process changes and a heavy reliance on remote work to permit continued, albeit in some cases disrupted, service.  Like many of you, I am using MS Teams for meetings and I appreciate having the ability to engage with people face to face as we continue to maximize telework. 

If you are working onsite, please continue to adhere to all safety measures including self-screening for symptoms before arrival in the workplace, maintaining a physical distance of at least six feet from your coworkers and the public, and properly wearing your mask over your nose and mouth.  Lastly, I encourage you to register for a vaccine when you are eligible in your state.

We expect to receive additional guidance from the CDC and Safer Federal Workforce Task Force on the areas of testing, community transmission rates, and vaccines in the near future.  I will keep you updated on any new information or changes to our plan. 

Hang in there and thanks again for all you are doing to ensure everyone has access to our services.

Andrew Saul

Sent: Monday, March 15, 2021 12:03 PM
To: Bryant, Barri S. 
Cc: Couture, Richard ; Agatha Joseph ; Dejuliis, Ralph ; Washington, Shelley ; Rakowski, Iris 
Subject: Union Notification - Workplace Safety Plan

Please see the attached notice, concerning the agency’s Workplace Safety Plan.

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