Information for Supervisors & Human Resource Offices
In the event of pandemic influenza, employers play a key role in protecting employees' health and safety as well as limiting the negative impact to the economy and society. Planning for pandemic influenza is critical.
The “Pandemic Influenza Plan - Supervisors Guide for the Office of the Secretary” was developed to assist supervisors in their planning/preparing and responding to the H1N1 Flu Pandemic. This Supervisors Guide consolidates current guidance from the Office of Occupational Health and Safety, Office of Human Resources, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of Communications, and the National Business Center. Bureaus can use this as a sample when updating or creating their own materials.
In addition, the DOI Director of Human Resources Sharlyn Grigsby issued the following memos to assist DOI and its Bureaus and Offices in pandemic planning:
- Memorandum from DOI Director of Human Resources Sharlyn Grigsby to Bureau and Office Human Resource Directors on 2009 H1N1 Flu Preparedness and Resources
- Memorandum from the DOI Director of Human Resources Sharlyn Grigsby to Bureau and Office Human Resource Directors on Telework Preparedness and Managing Resources during a Pandemic
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued updated guidance that provides additional Q&As and information to reflect the situation during the 2009 - 2010 flu season:
- Memorandum from OPM Director John Berry to Chief Human Capital Officers on Additional Guidance for the 2009 – 2010 Influenza Season
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the "Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act" to provide technical assistance and information about Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and pandemic planning in the workplace.