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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 Procedures Implementation.
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1.1   Is the Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program (IHSLRP) administered according to Section 108, Public Law 94-437, as amended?

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1.2   Did the IHSLRP identify the positions in each Indian health and program for which there was a need or vacancy?

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1.3   Did the IHSLRP rank those positions in order of Priority?

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1.4   Did the IHS LRP make awards according to the set priorities?

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2.  Publication of Federal Register Notice

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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?

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2.2   Did the IHSLRP pubilsh an amendment to Federal Register Notice announcing any changes made to the program during the year?

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2.3   Did the IHSLRP oubish the most recent priority categories in the Federal Register?

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3.  Marketing & Distribution

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3.1   Are the tribes informed of the IHSLRP's existance?

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3.2   Is there an IHSLRP web page explaining the benefits and qualifications of the program?

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3.3   Is information regarding IHSLRP published in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance?

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3.4   Is information regarding the IHSLRP disseminated to eligible health professionals?

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3.5   Does the IHSLRP participate in career fairs and tribal events in order to promote and advertise in IHSLRP?

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3.6   Doe the IHSLRP engage other IHS representatives to encourage participation in the IHSLRP?

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4.  Core Accounting System

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4.1   Does the IHSLRP ensure that recipient accounts are reconciled through the CORE accounting system?

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5.  Monitoring of LRP

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5.1   Are up-to-date documents submitted and filed to verify a recipient's continued employment during their period of servicce obligation?

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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?

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5.3   Do IHSLRP recipients submit updates on debt information to the IHSLRP?

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5.4   Does the IHSLRP have face-to-face contact with IHSLRP recipients to discuss problems or concerns?

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6.  debt Management of Non-Ccompliant IHSLRP Recipients

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6.1   Does the IHSLRP provide recipients information regarding service obligations?

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6.2   Are IHSLRP Default Records cross-checked with the Debt Management Branch (DMB)?

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

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