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May 4, 2022
NOTICE TO MEMBERS – Vaccine Ordinance
This notice is intended to share information that the UFLAC Board has recently learned regarding the City’s COVID Vaccine Mandate. Since October 20, the Department has implemented the City’s “Last Best and Final” offer. Unfortunately, this has resulted in members who were not compliant to be placed off duty – leave without pay (LW). In many cases, members decided to put in a request for exemption. These members were returned to duty after submitting their requests. We understand that the exemption review process is still ongoing and do not have an estimated time frame to expect a response. Members are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the procedures outlined in the Last Best and Final offer.
In recent weeks UFLAC became aware and has confirmed that once a member is served a “Skelly Packet” and later decides to put in an exemption, that they will remain off duty LW, pending the proposed discipline (Board or Rights). If you are currently off LW and wish to exercise your right to an exemption, UFLAC strongly encourages you to submit your exemption request as soon as possible. If you have any questions about the process, please contact a UFLAC representative to ensure that you are properly informed.
United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, Local #112