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Transmittal Notice 08-17

TN 2008-17


The purpose of this Transmittal Notice (TN) is to transmit a copy of the revised Part 7, Chapter 2, “Merit Promotion Plan,” Indian Health Manual (IHM).  The chapter contains revised procedures to be followed when filling positions in the Indian Health Service (IHS).  The IHS Merit Promotion Plan (MPP) reflects procedures required by the Office of Personnel Management in Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 335; the Department of Health and Human Services Instruction 335-6; and Part 7, Chapter 3, “Indian Preference,” IHM.  This plan must be used in conjunction with Part 7, Chapter 1, "Excepted Service Examining Plan," IHM.

/Robert G. McSwain/
Robert G. McSwain
Indian Health Service


Part 7, Chapter 2, “Merit Promotion Plan,” IHM


Part 7,Chapter 2, “Merit Promotion Plan,” IHM


Insert the attached copy of the revised Part 7, Chapter 2, “Merit Promotion Plan,” IHM, including the chapter Table of Contents, in its place after Part 7, Chapter 1.

Log and file this TN in sequential order.

Distribution:  IHS-wide
Date:  December 15, 2008

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