Coronavirus

 

 

OSHRC COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan

 

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Visitors to Review Commission facilities will be asked to provide information about their vaccination status. A Certification of Vaccination form will either be provided to you when entering an agency facility or emailed in advance of your arrival. You must present the completed form upon entry and keep the completed form with you during your time in the agency’s workplace. You are prohibited from emailing the form to agency personnel as the Review Commission cannot collect or maintain these forms.

Visitors who are not fully vaccinated or decline to complete the form must present a negative COVID-19 test result from within the previous three days to a designated agency employee. Visitor testing records cannot be collected or maintained by the agency.

If you are currently a federal employee and visiting a Review Commission workplace, you must comply with these visitor requirements. 

Individuals entering a Review Commission workplace to obtain a public service or benefit do not need to complete the certification form or show documentation of a negative COVID-19 test result. However, if they are not fully vaccinated, they must comply with all relevant CDC guidance and safety protocols, including mask-wearing and social distancing requirements.

 

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OCALJ OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19

The Office of Administrative Law Judges remains open and is conducting necessary judicial business (using technology as appropriate).   The Office is accepting filings and responding to inquiries.  Only essential staff are present in our offices during business hours with the majority of staff teleworking.
 
All hearing-specific or other deadlines or scheduling orders in pending cases remain in effect unless modified by the assigned Administrative Law Judge or if the matter has not yet been assigned, the Chief Administrative Law Judge.  The Chief Administrative Law Judge is confident that all assigned judges will apply the principles of flexibility and accommodation to reasonable requests for filing or scheduling adjustments necessitated by reasonable and fact-based travel, health or safety concerns, or advice or directives of public health officials.
 
The OALJ is extending the opportunity for the parties to Commission proceedings to participate in  remote hearings (using Webex) and settlement conferences (using Zoom) to minimize in-person contact during the COVID 19 pandemic. Both platforms are free and can be accessed on a home desktop computer, or laptop, or cell phone.
General Information on how to use Webex and Zoom can be found at the following websites: