Exceptions & Deferrals

EXCEPTION REQUEST

OR DEFERRAL PROCESS

PREGNANCY DEFERRAL

  • There are three approved exceptions: religious, medical, or disability, and a deferral for pregnant employees. If you want to apply for an exception, start at clinic.lbl.gov.


  • You will be contacted by Sedgwick, (UCOP's existing Workers Compensation/Risk Management Vendor) Claims Management to collect initial vaccination status and process documents (ie: exception requests or deferral requests) through an online tool. UC has worked with Sedgwick for more than 30 years and Sedgwick will provide this service in collaboration with the Office of the President Risk Services and with UCOP Human Resources. Information provided through this tool will be kept confidential and only accessed for program-related purposes.


Sedgwick will send you the appropriate form and answer your questions. If you would like to see a copy of the form prior to receiving the official copy you can download them.

DO NOT SUBMIT THESE SAMPLE FORMS. THESE ARE EXAMPLES OF THE FORMS YOU WILL RECEIVE FROM SEDGWICK IF YOU SUBMIT AN EXCEPTION OR DEFERRAL REQUEST.


The review process will start immediately after you file an exception or deferral request.



If you want to apply for a deferral based on pregnancy status, start at clinic.lbl.gov.

Click on COVID Vaccine Declaration>click on I acknowledge>I have not been vaccinated. Select the unvaccinated reason (for pregnancy deferral, click Medical), then click yes or no for working on site. Click submit. You will be contacted to discuss the next step in the exception process.