Undeliverable: Post Office Wants Waiver On Biden Vax Mandate

Eric Scheiner | January 6, 2022
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Fox Business is reporting that Deputy Postmaster General Douglas A. Tulino has sent a letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) over concerns about the negative impact Biden’s vaccine mandate would have on U.S. Post Office employees.

In the letter obtained by Fox News, Tulino said a vaccine-or-test mandate as outlined by the emergency temporary standard ‘is likely to result in the loss of many employees — either by employees leaving or being disciplined – particularly given the higher level of temporary employees at this time of year.’

We respectfully suggest that the nation cannot afford the additional potential substantial harm that would be engendered if the ability of the Postal Service to deliver mail and packages is significantly negatively impacted,' Tulino wrote in the letter. 

The vaccine mandate is set to take effect on Jan. 10, but citations for violations are not planned to be issued until Feb. 9. 

The USPS is concerned it will not be able to comply in February and is requesting a temporary waiver from the mandate.

Related: MSNBC: Criticism of Post Office Shows Hatred of Constitution