On Oct. 4, the Office of Management released guidance to employers outlining specific requirements for obtaining a medical or religious exemption to COVID vaccines — making the process more intrusive and an exemption harder to obtain. In addition, employers were told they could begin enforcing President Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal employees as soon as Nov. 9. […]
On Jan. 10, the Liberty Counsel reported that out of the more than 21,000 requests submitted by members of the U.S. Armed Forces for a religious exemption from the COVID vaccine requirement, not a single one had been approved. A perfect goose egg. Apparently, active duty service members are no longer afforded the rights granted by the […]
The Vault Project has received numerous emails regarding a new survey sent to federal employees after their religious exemption requests to the COVID vaccine mandate were submitted. The form states: “[…]’s Exemption Review Board needs additional information to conduct or make a determination regarding your exemption request.” It then asks the employee another series of […]
Below is a guide with suggestions and sample answers to help you complete your COVID vaccine religious exemption request using the Department of Defense “DD 3177 Religious Exemption Form” — along with notes to help you avoid the obvious “pitfalls” weaved into this document to undermine your ability to obtain a religious exemption. Questions #1-7: […]
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