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Circular 95-12 Exhibit A


FORMAT FOR COMMENTS - DRAFT REPORTS
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE (PHS) COMMENTS ON THE OFFICE OF
INSPECTOR GENERAL (OIG) (or GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE (GAO))
DRAFT REPORT, "TITLE OF REPORT," COMMON IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (CIN)

General Comments (if any)

Comments regarding the merits of the review, the practicality of the review, or the manner in which the review was conducted should be made here.

OIG (or AO) Recommendation(s)

Transcribe (word for word) each of the recommendations made by the audit agency from the draft report to this section of the IHS comments.

PHS Comments (To the OIG/GAO recommendations)

In this section of the comments the IHS is afforded the opportunity to convey if We concur or if We do not concur with the findings and recommendations included in the audit agency's draft report.

  • If the IHS concurs with each of the written findings and recommendations, information must be provided here regarding the IHS' plans to implement necessary corrective actions and the projected dates (month and year) for completion of each corrective action.  Corrective actions for each recommendation must be realistic, well planned and described concisely in this section of the IHS comments.

  • Rationale for the IHS not concurring with any one of the written findings and recommendations must be included in this section of the IHS comments.

Technical Comments (If any)

Cite pages and paragraph numbers of the draft report that require technical corrections.  The IHS must be specific in its requests for corrections and should suggest replacement text for the final report.


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