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Part 5, Chapter 20:  Manual Exhibit 5-20-A

PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE
INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE

Review Methodology for Scholarship Branch


1.  Legislative Authority and Description.
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1.1   Is the Indian Health Service Scholarship Program (IHSSP) administered according to Section 103(a)(1), 103(b)(2), and 104, Public Law as amended?

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2.  Pubilcation of Federal Register Notice.

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2.1   Did the IHSSP publish the most recent Priority categories in the Federal Register?

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2.2   Were the new and continuation awards completed for the most recent scholarship award cycle?

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2.3   Did the IHSSP publisha list of all current scholarship recipients in the Federal Register?

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3.  Review and Scoring of New Applications by an IHSSP Review Committee?

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3.1   Is there a review process regarding applications from continuation students to ensure if they are eligible for continued funding?

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3.2   Is there a formalprocess to score and rate new scholarship applications?

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3.3   Is the review of new scholarship applications carried out by members of American Indian/Alaska Native Communitees?

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4.  Monitoring of Scholarship Recipients

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4.1   Does the IHSSP maintain a database regarding the status of scholarship recipients?

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4.2   Are sample-checks of student files conducted to verify the status listed on the database?

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5.  Graduation and Employment of Scholarship Recipients.

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5.1   Are sample-checks of graduating student files conducted to determine if employment is being pursued?

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5.2   Does the IHSSP provide assistance to scholarship recipients who are experiencing difficulty in obtaining employment in an approved I/T/U*?

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5.3   What sort of assistance, if any, does the IHSSP provide to scholarship recipients seeking satisfactory placement?

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6.  Monitoring and Administrative Review Compliant and Non-compliant Scholarship Recipients
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6.1   Does the IHSSP cross-check the list of the IHS scholars encoded as "On Duty" with their student files to ensure taht they are currently serving their scholarship obligations?

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6.2   Were copies of the IHSSP Student Handbook distributed to the obligated scholarship recipients?

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6.3   Did the IHSSP conduct or participate in student conferences regarding placement of scholarship obligees

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6.4   Does the IHSSP provide placement to scholarship obligees?

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7.  Debt Management.

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7.1   Does the IHSSP cross-check their default records with those of the Debt Management Branch (DMB)?

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7.2   Are errors identified and corrected?

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7.3   ?Are defaulters referred to the DMB on a timely basis

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MATERIALS/RECORDS EXAMINED:

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I =  Programs delivered by the IHS.
T =  Programs delivered by the Tribes.
U =  Urban Indian Health Programs.


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