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

Public Health Service
Indian Health Service
Loan Repayment Program Review Methodology


  1. Legislative Authority and Description. (Policy and Procedure Implementation)

    1.1 Is the Indian Health Service Scholarship Program (IHSSP) administered according to Section 108, Public Law 94-437, as amended?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
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    1.2 Did the IHSLRP identify the positions in each Indian health program for which there was a need or vacancy?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
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    1.3 Did the IHSLRP rank those positions in order of priority?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
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    1.4 Did the IHS LRP make awards according to the set priorities?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
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  2. Publication of Federal Register Notice.

    2.1 Did the IHSLRP publish an annual Federal Register Notice stating the purpose of the program and announcing the availability of funds for the repayment of student loans?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
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    2.2 Did the IHSLRP publish an amendment to the Federal Register Notice announcing any changes made to the program during the year?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
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    2.3 Did the IHSLRP publish the most recent priority categories in the Federal Register?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
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  3. Marketing & Distribution.

    3.1 Are the tribes informed of the IHSLRP's existence?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
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    3.2 Is there an IHSLRP web page explaining the benefits and qualifications of the program?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
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    3.3 Is information regarding IHSLRP published in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
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    3.4 Is information regarding the IHSLRP disseminated to eligible health professionals?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
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    3.5 Does the IHSLRP participate in career fairs and tribal events in order to promote and advertise the IHSLRP?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
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    3.6 Does the IHSLRP engage other IHS representatives to encourage participation in the IHSLRP?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
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  4. Core Accounting System.

    4.1 Does the IHSLRP ensure that recipient accounts are reconciled through the CORE accounting system?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
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  5. Monitoring of LRP Recipients.

    5.1 Are up-to-date documents submitted and filed to verify a recipient's continued employment during their period of service obligation?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
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    5.2 Does each IHSLRP participant's file contain current telephone numbers and a record of each telephone contact with the recipient?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
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    5.3 Do IHSLRP recipients submit updates on debt information to the IHSLRP?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
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    5.4 Does the IHSLRP have face-to-face contact with IHSLRP recipients to discuss problems or concerns?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
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  6. Debt Management of Non-Compliant IHSLRP Recipients.

    6.1 Does the IHSLRP provide recipients information regarding service obligations?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
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    6.2 Are IHSLRP Default Records cross-checked with the Debt Management Branch (DMB)?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
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    6.4 Are defaulters referred to the DMB on a timely basis?
    Yes____ No____ N/A____

    Reviewer Comments:____________________________________________________________________
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