Fedweek

The presidential order (see above): prohibits federal agencies from requiring or requesting genetic tests as a condition of being hired or receiving benefits or to evaluate an in individual’s ability to perform a job; bars using protected genetic information to classify employees in a manner that deprives them of promotions or overseas posts because of a presumed predisposition to certain illnesses, and creates new privacy protections for genetic information used for medical treatment or research, including bans on obtaining or disclosing genetic information about employees or potential employees except when needed to ensure workplace health and safety or provide occupational and health researchers access to data.