While Ameri-Force strongly encourages all employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the Company has not yet implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. However, several of Ameri-Force’s customers have adopted mandatory vaccination policies that apply to Ameri-Force employees who work on-site at the customer’s facility or travel to the customer’s facility. These customers have informed Ameri-Force that (1) employees placed by Ameri-Force at their facilities and (2) Ameri-Force employees who travel to the customer’s facilities are required to comply with the customer’s mandatory vaccination policy. As a result, Ameri-Force is mandating vaccines for employees who fall under the scope of a customer’s mandatory vaccination policy. The employees who are required to receive COVID-19 vaccinations will be any Ameri-Force employee who is required to be vaccinated under a customer’s mandatory vaccination policy. Employees will be notified by Ameri-Force’s Human Resources Department as to whether they are required to be vaccinated and the timeframe for having the vaccine administered.
COVID-19 vaccinations are free, whether an individual has health insurance or not. While a provider may bill a patient’s health insurance for administering the vaccine, there is no out-of-pocket cost to an individual. Employees will be paid for time taken to receive vaccinations. Employees are to work with their managers to schedule appropriate time to comply with this policy to obtain vaccinations at an offsite location. Before the stated deadlines to be vaccinated have expired, employees will be required to provide either proof of vaccination or an approved reasonable accommodation to be exempted from the requirements.
Proof of Vaccination
Prior to the vaccination deadline, official documentation of vaccination status must be provided to human resources and include the following:
- The type of vaccine administered.
- The date(s) of administration.
- The name of the health care professional or clinic site administering the vaccine.
Employees must certify that the documentation they are submitting is true and correct. Proof of vaccination will be provided to customers to show compliance with the customer’s mandatory vaccination policy but will otherwise remain confidential. Employees found to have provided false documentation will be subject to termination of employment.
Employees in need of an exemption from this policy due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief must submit a completed Request for Accommodation form to the Human Resources Department to begin the interactive accommodation process as soon as possible after vaccination deadlines have been provided to the employee. Accommodations will be granted if reasonable and if accommodations do not cause Ameri-Force and Ameri-Force’s client undue hardship and/or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.
Please direct any questions regarding this policy to the Human Resources Department or your Ameri-Force Representative.
Ameri-Force expressly reserves the right to change, modify or discontinue any of its policies or benefits at any time, and without prior notice, at its discretion or to comply with federal, state, or local laws and regulations.