Wells Fargo is confidentially surveying US employees about their vaccination status ahead of a broader return to office in September

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Wells Fargo has alerted all US employees that it will confidentially survey them in regards to their vaccination status.

In a memo sent to employees on Thursday which was reviewed by Insider, Wells Fargo’s Chief Operating Officer Scott Powell told employees that the firm is requesting they respond to a “very brief survey regarding COVID-19 vaccination status and plans.”

He requested that respondents reply to the survey by June 16, adding that he planned to take the survey as of the day he sent the memo, June 10.

Powell noted that they survey is confidential and the bank will “not review or use” respondents’ individual data. The goal, however, is to use the data to inform the bank’s plans to “maintain a safe workplace” as it begins the migration back to the office in September.

The memo added that the survey answers will not be shared with respondents’ managers, and that Wells Fargo utilizes the data not on a person-by-person basis. Instead, the bank will assess respondents’ data across job types and analyze it for trends across job types, regions, or business groups.

Powell impressed upon employees that he hopes that all recipients will reply, saying that the greater the number of responses, the better the bank can incorporate respondents’ vaccination status into its plans.

“To better inform our planning for returning to the workplace, we are asking U.S. employees to voluntarily take a brief survey regarding COVID-19 vaccination status and plans. The data collected will be used as an aggregate only, not on a person-by-person level, and responses will be confidential,” a Wells Fargo spokesperson told Insider via email. 

This story is developing and will be updated with more information.

Are you an employee of a financial-services firm who has received guidance from your employer about return-to-office plans, or to supply information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status? Contact this reporter confidentially. Reed Alexander can be reached at, or via the encrypted app Signal at (561) 247-5758.

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