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FHFA Workplace Safety Plan

Published: 2/6/2023

This Workplace Safety Plan (WSP) was created in response to a memorandum issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on January 24, 2021 (M-21-15 COVID-19 Safe Federal Workplace: Agency Model Safety Principles), issued pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13991, Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing. The WSP also reflects the National Strategy for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response and Pandemic Preparedness.

FHFA created this WSP to guide the Agency’s implementation of public health best practices as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). FHFA will continue to fulfill its critical and essential missions while adapting to the everyday challenges that COVID-19 presents to the workforce. The health and safety of the FHFA’s workforce, contractors, and visitors is of paramount importance.

While state or local governments may provide guidance that differs from this plan, the Agency will always adhere to at least the federal minimum requirement, regardless of such guidance. However, where a locality has imposed additional pandemic-related requirements more protective than those set forth in these model safety principles, those more protective requirements will be followed in FHFA-controlled workplaces.

FHFA is a partner in our communities in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

In response to OMB M-21-15, FHFA has:

  • Issued Agency-wide guidance that is consistent with current CDC guidance
  • Reviewed the model safety principles provided by OMB and adapted them to meet the needs of FHFA
  • Designated a COVID-19 Coordination Team within FHFA
  • Appointed an Agency COVID-19 Readiness and Response Coordinator​

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