In preparation for Goldman Sachs’ return to the office, the bank will require its employees to report their vaccination status by Thursday at noon, the New York Times reported.
Disclosing vaccination status was previously optional for Goldman employees. Now, they won’t be required to show proof of vaccination, but they will need to report the maker and date of their vaccine, according to a memo to Goldman employees sent this week, the New York Times reported. (RELATED: Nearly 200 Hospital Workers Will Be Fired In Houston If They Don’t Get Vaccinated)
The bank won’t be requiring the vaccine for employees, although the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said last month that companies are allowed to do so. The memo said Goldman “strongly encourages” vaccination, but that the choice “is a personal one.”
A section of this week’s memo, obtained by the New York Times’ DealBook newsletter said, “registering your vaccination status allows us to plan for a safer return to the office for all of our people as we continue to abide by local public health measures.”
Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Officer David Solomon told U.S. employees last month to make plans to be in the office by Monday, June 14, according to a message seen by CNBC.