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Information for Supervisors & Human Resource Offices

In This Section:

H1N1 Flu Questions & Answers
Information for Employees & Their Families
Guidance for Bureau and Office Emergency Planners
Information for Supervisors & Human Resource Offices
H1N1 Flu & Seasonal Flu Vaccines
H1N1 Flu Case Reporting
Guidance on Public Gatherings and Meetings
Information Technology Guidance Related to 2009 H1N1 Flu
Bureau of Indian Affairs and Tribal Information
Bureau of Indian Education Schools
Office of Insular Affairs and Insular Areas Information
Guidance for Wildland Fire Personnel
Law Enforcement
Guidance for Emergency Medical Services Personnel
Respirators, Masks & Other Occupational Health Issues
Additional Pandemic H1N1 Flu Websites & Points of Contact

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.

supv_guide_coverThe “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:

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:

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.