Arlington, Va. (Feb. 23, 2021)
|PSC Applauds D.C. Region Leaders Request for Government to Vaccinate Total Federal Workforce
Local Contractors Essential to Supporting Agencies Should Be Included
The Professional Services Council (PSC) applauds Governors Larry Hogan and Ralph Northam and Mayor Muriel Bowser for their joint letter
to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), requesting that the federal government provide and administer COVID-19 vaccinations to essential members of the blended and total federal workforce in the National Capital Region (NCR) covering Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
In its February 22, 2021, letter
to the governors and the mayor, PSC noted its appreciation for the specific inclusion of federal contract workers as part of that essential workforce.
“This request from the region’s leaders would boost agency performance and help restore trust in the federal government. Contractors provide support to so many critical national missions, not just defense programs,” said PSC’s President and CEO David Berteau. “As we have seen from recent cyber attacks such as the SolarWinds incidents, many cabinet departments and federal entities were breached. PSC requests that all essential contractor personnel be included in the request for federal vaccination support. Federal government guidance has already been issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.”
“Vaccinating the essential workforce, including all relevant contractors in the region, should be a top priority for HHS and FEMA. PSC stands ready to support the governors and the mayor in their drive to protect the total workforce,” Berteau concluded.
PSC Director, Media Relations