The Passaic County Workforce Development Center and One-Stop Career Center is mandating all its employees get vaccinated against Covid-19 by October. Employees who fail to get vaccinated could face termination.
Employees will have to get their first dose before September 1. And must be fully vaccinated before October 1, according to an email sent to employees by Lauren Murphy, director for the Passaic County Workforce Development Center.
Murphy’s email tells employees who have a specific reason why they cannot get vaccinated to speak with her one-on-one.
“Any employee who does not obtain the vaccination in accordance with the timeframe outlined above or for which an accommodation has been granted will be subject to termination,” states Murphy’s email sent from a Yahoo email address.
Murphy did not respond to repeated requests for comments.
The email says Murphy discussed mandating vaccination with employees during a virtual meeting on July 23.
The Passaic County Workforce Development Center’s website states it is a “public nonprofit organization under the auspices of the Passaic County Board of County Commissioners.”
Some employees claimed the Passaic County government is imposing the vaccine mandate.
“The Workforce Dev Board is a separate entity. Currently, the county isn’t mandating vaccinations, but the county doesn’t have any jurisdiction over what the Workforce Dev Board decides,” said Keith Furlong, a spokesman for the Passaic County government.