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Special General Memorandum 2001-01


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Public Health Service
     Indian Health Service
 Rockville MD 20852

SGM 2001-01

APR 6, 2001

TO: All Employees

FROM: Director

SUBJECT: Discontinuing the Eyeglasses Program for Video Terminal Users Who Wear Special Application Eyeglasses

The purpose of this memorandum is to rescind Special General Memorandum No. 93-1, "Eyeglasses Program for Video Display Terminal Users Who Wear Special Application Eyeglasses."  The Indian Health Service will no longer reimburse employees for the purchase of these eyeglasses.

Based on related guidance and decisions of the Comptroller General, these items are considered "personal items", and as such are not eligible for reimbursement from Federal funds.

Thank you for your support and cooperation.

/Michael H. Trujillo, M.D./
Michael H. Trujillo, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.
Assistant Surgeon General

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