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So has this whole covid mandate changed? I was told my last day was December 8th and now it’s not? What’s going on?

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Federal contractor mandate is now blocked by a federal judge nationwide.

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Post ID: @4dks+1e7F3BQJ

I would just contact a lawyer if they try to let you go. Obviously HR is monitoring this site

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Post ID: @4sgo+1e7F3BQJ

So if ya know how to read English, you'll see that only those in 3 states do not have to follow this Executive Order. When ya have to have shots by, what ya can do to not get a shot, bonus payments and retirements, pension, 401k's and masks. Its all there for anyone competent enough to read it!

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Last 3 pages,
FAQs - GE Policy for Compliance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate
COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors
Q: How do I know if I’m eligible for GE’s Executive Order Re-Employment Program (EOR
Program)?
A: You are eligible for the program if:
• You resigned or were terminated due to your decision not to comply with the Executive Order
14042 on January 18, 2022
• Are in good standing with the company upon separation
• Are seeking re-employment with GE in the same location from which you separated
• Have notified GE of your fully vaccinated status and desire to be reemployed at the site prior to
April 1, 2022
Note as of 10/29: Program details will be available soon via your local HR leader.
Q: If I am not fully vaccinated by February 11th, what happens?
A: To fully comply with the EO, employees must be fully vaccinated by January 18th. Those employees
who have provided proof of partial vaccination as of January 4th will be placed on unpaid leave.
Employees who are not fully vaccinated by February 11th will have their employment terminated.
Q: If I am partially vaccinated by January 4, 2022, can I take paid leave?
A: No – employees who are partially vaccinated by January 4, 2022, will be placed on unpaid leave
from January 19 until they are fully vaccinated, which must be no later than February 11, 2022.
Vacation/permissive leave may not be used as an alternative.
Q: What if I choose to retire and not disclose my vaccination status or apply for an
accommodation?
A: Employees not interested in complying with the vaccine mandate and who are eligible to retire
February 1, 2022, must submit their PEN-1 form no later than December 19, 2021. Such employees
may use unpaid time off from January 4, 2022 until January 31, 2022 or use any remaining paid time
off.
Q: Why aren’t we just waiting for the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard instead?
A: The OSHA ETS and the Executive Order are two separate sets of requirements. The Executive Order
requires vaccination for all federal contractors while the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard will
apply to private employers with 100+ employees. The mandate and January 18th deadline have been
issued for all Federal Contractors. GE is one of the largest Federal Contractors in the country, and we
are required to comply with this mandate.
Q: Can employees “show” HR their vaccination card instead of uploading it to the workflow?
A: Employees are required to verify their vaccination status by uploading proof of vaccination to the
Vaccination Tracking Tool. Although disclosures will not be anonymous, they will be kept confidential
and may only be accessed by authorized individuals for administration purposes.
Q: In the Vaccination Tracking Tool, what constitutes a need to know?
A: Access to the information and documentation is restricted to authorized GE Medical, HR, EHS, Legal,
Audit, and IT employees with responsibilities related to GE’s compliance with applicable U.S.
government requirements.
FAQs - GE Policy for Compliance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate
COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors
Q: Will my manager see the data submitted in the Vaccination Tracking Tool?
A: Individual people leaders will not have access to the Vaccination Tracking Tool. However, they will
be informed by HR whether an employee on their team is in compliance with the EO at the appropriate
time.
Q: Will the data submitted in the Vaccination Tracking Tool be shared with the government?
A: We have no intention to voluntarily share information with the government, unless required or
requested for audit purposes.
Q: I see that CoreTech & Cyber consultants have access to the Vaccination Tracking Dashboard
and Tool. Why do people outside of the company have access to the tool?
A: Responses and evidence provided in the vaccination tracking tool will remain confidential and may
only be accessed by authorized individuals. We have a very limited number of IT support individuals
who do have access in order to support the tool. As a reminder, the information and documentation
being collected from U.S. employees has been reviewed by Legal and does not constitute protected
health information under applicable U.S. law.
Q: I am partially vaccinated, how is this tracked by GE?
A: The Vaccination Tracking Tool now enables you to upload proof of partial vaccination and we
encourage you to do this as soon as possible.
Q: I completed my disclosure in the Vaccination Tracking Tool, including uploading an image of
my CDC vaccine record card. When I revisited the site to check that the image successfully
loaded, the card image was not there. Did my card successfully load?
A: Yes, your card successfully loaded to the system when you saved your completed submission. A
known systems constraint with certain card file naming conventions is preventing it from being
displayed, but this issue is actively being resolved. Your card successfully loaded, and should be visible
to you here: https://app.sc.ge.com/forms/records/549229#/.
Q: What happens to my pension if my employment ends because I have not received a COVID
vaccination and uploaded proof of my vaccination to GE’s Vaccination Tracking Tool by the
required date?
A: If you are a vested participant in the GE Pension Plan, you will be entitled to your accrued benefit
payable at an eligible retirement age.
Q: What happens to my GE Retirement Savings Plan (RSP) account if my employment ends
because I have not received a COVID vaccination and uploaded proof of my vaccination to GE’s
Vaccination Tracking Tool by the required date?
A: If you are an RSP participant and leave the Company (and all affiliates) for any reason, you can take
a distribution of your entire vested account balance. However, you are not required to start taking
money out of the plan until you reach a certain age (70 ½ or 72, depending on your situation).
You are always vested in your own contributions to the RSP. Any Company Retirement Contributions
and Company Matching Contributions, as applicable, generally vest only after you have earned 3 years
of RSP service. See Your Benefits Handbook (summary plan description) for more information.
FAQs - GE Policy for Compliance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate
COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors
Q: If I am a participant in the GE pension plan and I will be age 60 by February 1, 2022, and my
employment ends because I have not received a COVID vaccination and uploaded proof of my
vaccination to GE’s Vaccination Tracking Tool by the required date, and I elect to start my GE
Pension Plan benefit on February 1, 2022, will I be eligible for supplements?
A: You would be eligible for the Regular Supplement if you are retirement eligible and have 5 years of
Pension Qualification Service during your employment. If you will be age 60 by February 1, 2022, you
may use your paid time off or take unpaid leave from January 4, 2022 until January 31, 2022 for this
purpose. You would also be eligible for the Special Supplement if you have 25 years of Pension
Qualification Service at the time your employment ends. See your Benefits Handbook (summary plan
description) for more information.
Q: What happens to my GE Supplementary Pension or Executive Retirement Benefit if my
employment ends because I have not received a COVID vaccination and uploaded proof of my
vaccination to GE’s Vaccination Tracking Tool by the required date?
A: If you are age 60 by the time your employment ends, and you participate in the GE Supplementary
Pension benefit and/or Executive Retirement Benefit, you will be vested in your benefit. If not, you will
forfeit that benefit.
Q: If I work in Ohio, Kentucky, or Tennessee, do I need to comply with the EO?
A: Due to the injunction, at this point, if you work in either Ohio, Kentucky, or Tennessee, you do not
need to comply with the EO.

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FAQs - GE Policy for Compliance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate
COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors
Q: I entered my information into the tracking tool back in July. Do I need to do it again?
A: Yes. All individuals who have previously entered their information must access GE’s Vaccination
Tracking Tool to upload proof of vaccination. Employees can access their record here to upload proof
of vaccination.
Q: Does this policy apply to new hires?
A: Yes. New hires are required to input their vaccination status in GE’s Vaccination Tracking Tool
within one week of their start date.
Q: I am fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Is a booster required?
A: At this time booster vaccines are not required for compliance with GE’s policy or U.S. Executive
Order 14042. However, we will continue to track developments in this area and communicate any
updates when available.
Q: What’s the policy for GE visitors who are employees to GE’s U.S. sites?
A: GE employees who are based in the U.S. must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination upon site
entry.
GE employees who are international visitors to our US offices do not need to show proof of vaccination
but must abide by the site safety guidelines at that location.
Q: Will my responses in the vaccination tracking tool be kept confidential?
A: Information uploaded to the vaccination tracking tool will be kept confidential and may only be
accessed by authorized individuals for administration purposes.
Q: Does the Executive Order change GE’s onsite requirements regarding masking and social
distancing at U.S. Sites?
A: Yes. GE has updated face covering guidance in accordance with the Executive Order. The Executive
Order requires that for sites in areas of high transmission per the CDC, all individuals must wear face
coverings indoors, regardless of vaccination status and regardless of social distancing. Under these
guidelines, face coverings can only be removed when eating or drinking or if you are in an office
with floor to ceiling walls and a door. Your COVID site leader or site leader will share more details
with you.
Q: Will I get my bonus payment for 2021 if I am separated from employment due to noncompliance
with the vaccination requirements?
A: For all employees covered by a business specific bonus plan, the rules applicable to your plan will
apply. If you have questions, please check with your business HR partner.
For employees under the 2021 AEIP bonus plan, to receive a 2021 bonus payment, employees
generally must be employed on the date of payment in 2022. Retirement-eligible employees who elect
to leave the company before the 2022 payment date will remain eligible for a 2021 bonus payment.
FAQs - GE Policy for Compliance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate
COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors
Q: I believe the vaccine mandate violates my human and/or constitutional rights. Why is the
Company subjecting me to this?
A: GE values personal liberties and respects that our employees have differing views on
vaccination. Nonetheless, as a Company, GE must follow all the laws, rules and regulations of the
various countries in which we do business.
Q: This issue is polarizing and I’m worried about bullying and retaliation from my co-workers
on site?
A: We understand that there are a variety of views about receiving vaccines. Sharing differing views is
okay, but GE employees are expected to treat everyone in the workplace with respect. GE will not
tolerate any form of harassment, bullying, or retaliation. Raise a concern right away if you believe you
have witnessed or experienced any conduct that violates GE’s Respectful Workplace Policy. You can
raise a concern to your manager or other Open Reporting channels. Visit
https://inside.integrity.ge.com/raise-a-concern for more information.
Q: Can I choose to resign instead of being terminated if I choose not to comply with the
vaccination mandate?
A: Yes. Employees not interested in complying with the vaccine mandate will be permitted to resign
effective January 18, 2022 by expressing their intention to do so, in writing to their manager and/or HR
manager, no later than December 31, 2021.
Q: Does the company provide paid time off to get vaccinated?
A: Yes, this is something we have done and will continue to do. To clarify:
• The Company will continue to provide 4 hours pay for time to get vaccinated for each shot. This
provision includes employees on third shift.
• The Company will continue to provide 8 hours pay for all employees who experience ill-effects
after receiving a vaccination shot.
• The Company will continue to provide up to 10 days paid time if an employee tests positive for
COVID-19, subject to local practices as to return to work requirements/procedures.
• None of the pay provisions will be provided retroactively to situations.
Q: Does the company provide opportunities on site to get vaccinated?
A: Yes, where feasible, GE will continue to offer on-site vaccination clinics in partnership with local
healthcare providers. Please contact your EHS or HR leader to find out if your site has an upcoming
clinic.
Q: If I choose the option that involves an unpaid leave of absence, what does this mean to my
benefits?
A: Please review your benefits handbook to understand the unpaid leave policies related to your
benefits.
Q: If I choose not to comply with the mandate by February 11th – and choose to resign or am
terminated - will I be eligible for rehire in the future?
A: Yes. Anyone who chooses to resign or is terminated due to non-compliance with the order is
eligible for rehire, assuming there is an open role that they are qualified for. There is no guarantee of
employment, but we welcome back anyone who left in good standing and shows proof of being fully
vaccinated. This will be referred to as GE’s Executive Order Re-Employment Program (EOR Program).

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Ill share some facts with ya's, just to help those that dont know where to look, or just love stirring the p-t, 1st 2 pages,

FAQs - GE Policy for Compliance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate
COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors
Updated 12/2/2021
EMPLOYEE FAQs
Q: Who is required to comply with this policy?
A: All U.S.-based GE employees are subject to GE’s Policy for Compliance with Executive Order 14042:
Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols For Federal Contractors.
Q: When do I have to enter my vaccination information in the tool?
A: U.S. GE employees must disclose that they have either received their second shot of a two-dose
series or first shot of a one-dose series of an applicable COVID-19 vaccine using GE’s Vaccination
Tracking Tool by January 4th, 2022. Employees may also request, if appropriate, a medical or religious
accommodation. All accommodation requests for current GE employees must be made by November
16th, 2021. These deadlines will ensure compliance with the government’s requirement that
employees are fully vaccinated by January 18th, 2022.
Updated 10/29/21: There is a new option announced October 29th, 2021, for employees who are
partially vaccinated as of January 4th. Employees who are partially vaccinated as of January 4th will
have until February 11th, 2022, to achieve fully vaccinated status. Employees who choose to take
advantage of this additional time will be placed on an unpaid leave of absence.
Q: Where can I find all of the detailed information about the Executive Order and GE’s policy.
A: All of the information you need can be found on OneHR.ge.com
Q: I am not vaccinated for medical/religious reasons. How do I request accommodations?
A: Requests for accommodations based on medical or religious reasons will be reviewed and granted
as required by law. All accommodation requests for current GE employees must be made by
November 16th, 2021. Go to OneHR.ge.com for additional information on possible accommodations
and access to forms that will need to be submitted for review.
Q: How do I access GE’s Vaccination Tracking Tool?
A: If you have not already voluntarily shared your vaccination status, click this link. If you already
shared your vaccination status with GE, please use this link, where your information will be prepopulated
and you can upload proof of vaccination, i.e., the front and back of your COVID-19 CDC
vaccination card. If you are approved for a medical or religious accommodation, you will also need to
go into GE’s Vaccination Tracking Tool and share that information.
Q: Instead of getting vaccinated, can I be tested for COVID-19 on a frequent basis?
A: No. The Executive Order does not allow for COVID-19 testing as a replacement for being fully
vaccinated.
Q: I need to get vaccinated but can only find appointments during my working hours. Can I take
off work to get vaccinated?
A: Every U.S. employee will be provided a paid leave of absence of four hours per vaccine injection.
Salaried employees should use permissive leave for any time taken to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
FAQs - GE Policy for Compliance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate
COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors
Q: I am not vaccinated. What’s the timeline to ensure full vaccination by January 18?
A: An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their last required vaccination dose. So,
to meet the January 18 deadline, the last vaccination dose must be administered no later than
January 4. The three COVID-19 vaccines currently approved or authorized for emergency use by the
U.S. Food and Dr-g Administration are Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson. Vaccines listed for
emergency use by the World Health Organization (e.g., AstraZeneca/Oxford, Serum Institute of India,
Sinopharm, and Sinovac) are also acceptable. Individuals who participated in a clinical trial from a U.S.
location and received the full series of an active (not placebo) COVID-19 vaccine are also considered
fully vaccinated if two weeks have elapsed and vaccine efficacy has been independently confirmed.
Updated 10/29/21: There is a new option announced October 29th, 2021, for employees who are
partially vaccinated as of January 4th. Employees who are partially vaccinated as of January 4th will
have until February 11th, 2022, to achieve fully vaccinated status. Employees who choose to take
advantage of this additional time will be placed on an unpaid leave of absence.
Q: What happens if an employee does not disclose their vaccination status or receive a
medical or religious accommodation by January 18th, 2022?
A: Given the broad language of the Executive Order and GE’s status as a large federal contractor, GE is
compelled to require all employees to be vaccinated by January 18, 2022, except for employees who
are exempted from the vaccination requirement based on an approved medical or religious
accommodation request.
In order to comply with the Executive Order, the Company will discharge employees who are not fully
vaccinated by January 18th (meaning having received their last shot by January 4th), absent an
approved exemption for religious or medical reasons or for other limited extenuating
circumstances. Prior to such termination, employees may choose to resign if resignation is preferred.
The benefits associated with either termination or resignation are those listed in your GE Benefits
Handbook, including:

  1. Continuity of Service is severed.
  2. Employees are eligible for medical, dental, and vision coverage under COBRA.
  3. If vested in the pension plan, employees may draw their pension upon reaching age 60.
  4. Employees are eligible for payout of accrued/unused vacation (does not apply to employees

covered by GE’s permissive approach to paid time off)

  1. Employees generally are not eligible for payout of unused personal time (local practice may vary)

Whether a non-compliant employee resigns or is terminated, the employee’s eligibility for
unemployment benefits is subject to the discretion of their respective state.
Updated 10/29/21: There is a new option announced October 29th, 2021, for employees who are
partially vaccinated as of January 4th. Employees who are partially vaccinated as of January 4th will
have until February 11th, 2022, to achieve fully vaccinated status. Employees who choose to take
advantage of this additional time will be placed on an unpaid leave of absence.

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No testing requirements if you have an exemption?

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You are supposed to wear a mask and social distance. I think those are the only requirements for the religious exemption. But on the other hand, the vax mandate has been ruled unconstitutional at the federal level so I think the requirement is moot at this point unless something happens in court that's new. I would plan on working past dec 8

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Post ID: @3llk+1e7F3BQJ

What are the accommodations for those who received exemption approvals?

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Post ID: @3erm+1e7F3BQJ

The federal ruling applies to all states. The question is not decided state by state in a federal case. That's why it's a federal case.

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Post ID: @2pfh+1e7F3BQJ

Just leave and follow through with your exit plan. Clearly they don't want you, and you shouldn't want to work for the most pathetic loser company of the last 50 years

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Post ID: @1qyo+1e7F3BQJ

The mandate is moot. A vaccine resistant strain of Covid is predicted to hit in Spring 2022.

https://fortune.com/2021/11/16/enochian-biosciences-ceo-predicts-vaccine-resistant-covid-variant-in-2022/

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Post ID: @1zsc+1e7F3BQJ

Hard Times create tough people. Tough People create Easy Times. Easy Times create Weak People. American people have become weak (liberals) due to our strong grandparents and great grandparents. Explains why there are so many weak liberals now. Liberals will create hard times soon. Then, hopefully America will become Tough Again. IF, we haven't already given all of our jobs to Mexico, China, and others. GE's weak liberal mindset hasn't paid off very well for GE. GE will keep bowing to liberal leaders until we become Pin Cushions. But the weak deserve it. The numerous strains will keep the needles coming to keep sticking the sheep.

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Post ID: @1hnn+1e7F3BQJ

You do realize that GE workers are covered by a Federal Contractor mandate that GE and others are following. That has not been ruled unconstitutional in most states, manly because liberal states agree with the mandates. So lets say your in Schenectady NY, if you dont get a jab or dont have a exemption by the Jan deadline, your out the door. Your useless Union can do nothing at this point to help, its too late.

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Post ID: @1rsg+1e7F3BQJ

At this point the mandates have been ruled unconstitutional. If it gets reversed by the supreme court then you have to worry. Otherwise forget it. They can't fire you. If they did it would mean massive lawsuits. You would be lucky. Get back to work and just maybe support the protests.

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Post ID: @1gld+1e7F3BQJ

Yea, it was moved to Jan man, have you been under a rock?

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