OSHA Suspends Enforcement of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Businesses

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is suspending enforcement of the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for large private businesses after a federal appeals court upheld a stay on it last week.
OSHA said in a statement published on its website Friday night that while it is confident in its power to protect workers amid the pandemic, it is suspending activities related to the mandate, citing the pending litigation. Read more. [ https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/582022-osha-suspends-enforcement-of-covid-19-vaccine-mandate-for-businesses ]

Biden Administration delays vaccination requirement for federal contractors

November 12 | UMA Staff

For the second time in less that two weeks, the Biden Administration has extended the deadline for federal contractors to become fully vaccinated for COVID.The new deadline is January 18, 2022. This means contractors will need to have their final vaccination dose—either their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or single dose of Johnson & Johnson—by January 4, 2022.We are advised that passenger carriers approved for Department of Defense contracts are considered “federal contractors”.Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia declined to block the Administration mandate for federal contractors earlier this week concluding plaintiff’s failed to meet any of the circumstances that allow for the issuance of an injunction.For more information, review the “Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.”


2022 UCR Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2022 UCR registration year is open, with no fee changes from the 2021 registration year. Use UCR’s Decision Tree to check whether your business is required to register and, if so, register by January 1, 2022. Registration for the 2019 registration year has closed (except for state audit purposes). Do you need to register?  https://plan.ucr.gov/registration-compliance-helper/

Candidates for GMOA

Clarence Cox
Clarence is currently serving as president of GMOA, after serving a term as director. 

Yvette Harris
Yvette is Secretary for the corporation of Horizon Motor Coach company, currently serving as the company office manager. 

There are two open seats in Region 2 and eight candidates. States within Region 2 are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The region also includes the District of Columbia. Campaigning opened October 7 and the election will be held via online voting from December 2-17. (See UMA News Flash, Thursday, October 7)