This statement serves to inform you of the purpose for collecting personal information required by this system and how it will be used.
Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. chapters 11 and 79, and in discharging the functions directed under Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors (Sept. 9, 2021), we are authorized to collect this information. The authority for the system of records notice (SORN) associated with this collection of information, OPM/GOVT-10, Employee Medical File System of Records, 75 Fed. Reg. 35099 (June 21, 2010), amended 80 Fed. Reg. 74815 (Nov. 30, 2015), also includes 5 U.S.C. chapters 33 and 63 and Executive Order 12196, Occupational Safety and Health Program for Federal Employees (Feb. 26, 1980). Providing this information is mandatory, and we are authorized to impose penalties for failure to provide the information pursuant to applicable Federal personnel laws and regulations.
This information is being collected and maintained to promote the safety of Federal workplaces and the Federal workforce consistent with the above-referenced authorities, Executive Order 13991, Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing (Jan. 20, 2021), the COVID-19 Workplace Safety: Agency Model Safety Principles established by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force, and guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
While the information requested is intended to be used primarily for internal purposes, in certain circumstances it may be necessary to disclose this information externally, for example to disclose information to: a Federal, State, or local agency to the extent necessary to comply with laws governing reporting of communicable disease or other laws concerning health and safety in the work environment; to adjudicative bodies (e.g., the Merit System Protection Board), arbitrators, and hearing examiners to the extent necessary to carry out their authorized duties regarding Federal employment; to contractors, grantees, or volunteers as necessary to perform their duties for the Federal Government; to other agencies, courts, and persons as necessary and relevant in the course of litigation, and as necessary and in accordance with requirements for law enforcement; or to a person authorized to act on your behalf. A complete list of the routine uses can be found in the SORN associated with this collection of information.
Providing this information is mandatory. Unless granted a legally required exception, all covered Federal employees and contractors are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide documentation concerning their vaccination status to their employing agency. Unless you have been granted a legally required exception, failure to provide this information may subject you to disciplinary action.