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OMB said it considers any federal worker who is in the process of getting vaccinated or requesting an exemption as “in compliance” with the mandate.

Best compliance: As of Nov. 23, the Transportation Department (99.6 percent), Commerce Department (99.4 percent), Small Business Administration (99.1 percent) and Agency for International Development (99.1 percent) had the highest compliance rates with the vaccine requirement.

The Agency for International Development (97.8 percent), Department of Health and Human Services (96.4 percent) and the National Science Foundation (96.2 percent) have the highest rates of employees with at least one shot of the vaccine.

Worst compliance: The Interior Department (94.7 percent), Social Security Administration (95 percent) and the Department of Homeland Security, which includes both civilian and Coast Guard active duty personnel (95.1 percent), reported the lowest rates of compliance with the mandate as of Nov. 23.

Agencies with the lowest vaccination rates — meaning employees with at least one shot — include the Agriculture Department (86.1 percent), Social Security Administration (87.7 percent) and Veterans Affairs (87.8 percent).

What’s next: Data on how many federal workers are fully vaccinated or two weeks out from completing a full vaccine series will not be available until a later date, a senior administration official said this week.

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