“Our Mission... to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level.”
Director’s Message February 2011
You will notice I’ve included the IHS Mission statement as a heading on my February 2011 message. As I thought about topics, our Mission statement came to mind. Many times folks new to IHS don’t know why the IHS exists; often mixing us up with the Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs. The work that we do in Human Resources is key to providing quality health care to our clients. As you will note on the webpage our motto is “Serving those who serve.” The dedicated IHS HR staff embrace this motto and the IHS mission. One of the tasks forged for the entire HR staff is to work more diligently to develop working relationships with managers/supervisors in meeting their needs and in reducing the hiring times. We also are strengthening our commitment to assist employees whether they are seeking to apply for positions or if they have questions about benefits and changes that are enacted. Below is some information you may find useful.