I hope all of you and your families are doing well. Our next step as an organization is to get everyone vaccinated as soon as possible. Depending upon where you live, I still think we are probably 6- 8 weeks away from you being able to get vaccinated, but we are taking measures now so that, when the time arrives, you will be ready.
COVID-19 Vaccination Planning
Rescar and AllTranstek employees fall into what is known as “Category 1 c, Critical Infrastructure Essential Worker” for vaccination priority. We have secured an official letter from the AAR noting this designation. That letter is being uploaded to the HR Cabinet with a cover letter confirming your employment and both will be available to you online, or they can be provided to you by your location manager or supervisor. Although the specific vaccination process is being handled by local county and health department officials in your area, we believe these letters, along with proof of current employment in the form of your last pay stub, will be sufficient to document your entitlement to receive the vaccination as an Essential Worker. To support our efforts to get everyone vaccinated, I want each of you to take the following steps:
a. Register with your local vaccine program
Log on to your local county or health department website and become familiar with how to register for the vaccine in your area and, if possible, register and/or secure an appointment. Registering now will provide you with an opportunity to find out exactly what information will be required by your local authorities, and what and how to upload the required documentation.
b. Create an account on Paychex Flex
Our payroll provider, Paychex, has a very nice and easy to use option, Paychex Flex, where you can set up an account and have access to an Employee Dashboard with your paystubs and tax documents available. I believe it is likely you will need to provide a current pay stub to go with the AAR letter to show local officials. Go to https://www.paychex.com/login and set up your account so you will be able to upload your pay stub when registering. If you are having trouble, contact your location manager, supervisor, or HR@rescar.com.
As you know, I strongly encourage all of you to get vaccinated. The vaccines are safe and are truly our way out of this pandemic. Again, the cost will be covered 100% if you are enrolled in our health coverage plan and, if you are not enrolled in our plan or otherwise do not have access to the vaccine at no cost, contact your location manager or supervisor for assistance. In the meantime, stay safe, be smart, and continue to follow our COVID-19 safety protocols: wear your mask, social distance, and wash your hands frequently. Thank you.
- Joseph F. Schieszler, Jr., CEO