Citigroup instructed staff on Thursday that it might require vaccination in opposition to Covid-19 as a situation of employment in the US, making it the primary main financial institution to difficulty such a mandate.
“It has turn out to be crystal clear that Covid-19 won’t be going away anytime quickly,” Sara Wechter, the corporate’s head of human assets, wrote in a LinkedIn post describing the brand new coverage.
Ms. Wechter cited two catalysts for the choice. First, as a result of the financial institution does enterprise with the federal authorities, it has an obligation to adjust to President Biden’s executive order requiring vaccination for individuals engaged on authorities contracts. And mandating vaccinations may also permit the financial institution to “make sure the well being and security of our colleagues as we return to the workplace,” she wrote.
Citi will contemplate requests for medical and spiritual exemptions and can “will do all we are able to to assist our colleagues adjust to this new requirement,” Ms. Wechter wrote.