Latest Updates

AGENCY OPERATING STATUS

Mandatory telework is in effect agencywide. On-site work is limited to mission-essential work to protect life and property and approved mission-critical work. Employees permitted to return to work on site will be notified.

** Submit Your Vaccination Data Survey Here **

International Travel

If you are traveling internationally, please be aware of COVID-19 restrictions and requirements at your transit and destination countries, as well as those for returning to the United States. The U.S. Department of State provides a good resource at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/COVID-19-Country-Specific-Information.html. Given the fluidity of the situation, you are encouraged to check this site periodically before and throughout your travel.

Adverse Reactions and/or Injuries Associated with a Required COVID-19 Vaccination

Per the Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Program, federal employees impacted by the Sept. 9 executive order “who receive required COVID-19 vaccinations on or after the date of the executive order may be afforded coverage under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act for any adverse reactions to the vaccine itself, and for any injuries sustained while obtaining the vaccination.” Information about filing a federal workers’ compensation claim is available on the NASA Shared Services Center website at https://nasa.sharepoint.com/sites/nssc/SitePages/Workers-Compensat.aspx or the Department of Labor website at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/owcp/FECA/claimantandrep.

Ombuds Program

The NASA Ombuds Program provides an informal, independent, confidential, and neutral means of communicating and facilitating the resolution of safety, organizational performance, and mission related issues without fear of retaliation. All NASA centers have ombuds who will listen to an employee's concerns and explore and weigh the pros and cons of various options for resolution. Find your center ombuds at https://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/ombuds/contact.htm.

Vaccination Exception Request Forms

INSTRUCTIONS: Click the link below and save the file on your desktop or in another location. You MUST go to your desktop or the folder you saved it in to open the form in Adobe Reader. It will NOT be usable in the browser.

NF 1699C – Request for a Medical Exception to the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement (download)
NF 1699D – Request for a Religious Exception to the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement (download)

Excused Leave Update

NASA civil servants will be able to continue using excused leave for dependent care through Dec. 18 and are authorized to use excused leave to accompany family members to get their COVID-19 vaccinations. Learn more.

OCHCO Supervisor Series

(requires VPN access)

Watch recorded sessions from the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer's Supervisor Series, which cover topics including leading effective virtual teams, conducting virtual perfomance evaluations, virtual onboarding and offboarding, and more available online.