FEMA, HHS move to end PPE shortage in fed workplace
- By FederalSoup Staff
- May 05, 2020
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services have partnered to distribute crucial personal protective equipment -- starting this week -- to feds across multiple agencies with public-facing jobs, according to a new GovExec report.
FEMA will provide N95 masks, gloves and other PPE to help federal employees protect themselves from COVID-19 in their work at the departments of Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs and other agencies.
The report notes that federal employees at many agencies have been unable to secure adequate PPE from their managers to safely carry out their mission. The move to distribute PPE is a step toward ending nearly two months of potentially unsafe working conditions in many quarters of the federal government.