eGov/Mil Newsletter: June 2, 2021

June 02, 2021

In this Issue:

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Clarifies Permissible COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives & Requirements
  • Registration Open for IAM Annual Meeting in Orlando
  • USTRANSCOM PP Advisory #21-0076 Extension of Refusals and Short Fuse Expansion for the 2021 Peak Season
  • USTRANSCOM J9 Conditions Based Movement Call (1 June)
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Current Guidance for Travel to the U.S.
  • USTRANSCOM Peak Season Call (27 May)
  • USTRANSCOM Peak Season Call (20 May)

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Extension of Refusals and Short Fuse Expansion for the 2021 Peak Season

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Clarifies Permissible COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives & Requirements

The EEOC provided long-awaited formal guidance surrounding vaccine incentives and requirements, in addition to updating several FAQs. IAM has followed this area closely for member companies, as vaccine incentives, requirements and other disclosures have been under review since late last year. Employers should keep in mind potential employee limitations and provide reasonable accommodations within the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines.

Registration Open for IAM Annual Meeting in Orlando

, and many members have already confirmed their spot for the event. All members can register as individuals but currently only Governing Members can reserve exhibit booths and sponsorships. Starting June 8, Core and Supplier Members will be able to reserve these opportunities. Don't wait too long; early bird pricing ends after July 2.

USTRANSCOM PP Advisory #21-0076 Extension of Refusals and Short Fuse Expansion for the 2021 Peak Season

The topic of “refusals” and short fuse expansion have been center stage for a couple of weeks with Personal Property Shipping Offices (PPSOs) and industry. Per , effective 1 June, TSPs can refuse shipments with requested pickup dates through 31 July.

 

Additionally, on 1 June, short fuse is expanded for shipments picking up through 31 July. Shipments offered with a requested pick up date of 10 government business days or less will now be considered short fuse.

USTRANSCOM J9 Conditions Based Movement Call (1 June)

The 1 June Conditions-Based Movement call with the moving industry and DoD covered the standard . Please see the from the call.

 

The DoD is still focused on preventing a large number of turnbacks they are experiencing this summer, and asking TSPs to engage the PPSOs earlier in the process if they can’t service a shipment, as opposed to holding on too long, which puts the member in an even worse position in terms of getting out of housing on schedule, making it to training, etc. Additionally, the TRANSCOM Deputy Commender, VADM Mewbourne, was interested in the large number of refusals, the reason behind turnbacks, and whether the assembled crowd believed we were seeing an earlier peak season than recent years.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Current Guidance for Travel to the U.S.

IAM continues to closely follow all guidance and U.S. entry requirements for those traveling (by air) into the U.S., as the association is very much looking forward to hosting an in-person (with an even stronger virtual component), that is accessible and open to all members.

 

At the moment, there is not an approved "vaccine" passport standard, which would permit travelers to show proof of vaccination from a particular country to gain entry into the U.S. That said, the U.S. CDC currently strongly recommends all travelers to the U.S. be "fully vaccinated" (which would include the time period after the second or first shot, depending on the vaccine manufacturer.)

 

Currently, all persons entering the U.S. from an international destination via plane, (including U.S. citizens and those fully vaccinated), are required to have and present a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 3 days prior travel, OR documentation of recovery from COVID-19 within the past 3 months. Read details on eligible negative tests, along with other current requirements.

 

If you have any questions or would like to follow up, please with IAM's Regulatory Affairs team. IAM will keep members apprised of developments as they occur, particularly those connected to travel requirements and eligibility.

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USTRANSCOM Peak Season Call (27 May)

Please see the 27 May Peak Season Call and with industry and DoD representatives.

USTRANSCOM Peak Season Call (20 May)

Please see the and from the 20 May Peak Season call with DoD and industry. Plenty of discussion on the liftvan, crating, packing material advisory; as well as potential and issues with using seavan containers in lieu of liftvans.

 

It was difficult to capture all the details of the conversation; but I provided a broad overview to the extent I could.

 

DoD was interested in potential; but also concerned with limitations and past performance when they were used in the past. No decision was made on the topic.

 

Also…still no change in health protocols and mask policy until formally updated by USTRANSCOM; regardless of CDC and DoD guidance on masks. USTC appears to be ready to loosen mask requirements outdoors…but will continue to require masks in the residence. But that guidance is not yet final.

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