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Transmittal Notice 02-01


TN 2002-01
03/14/02

BACKGROUND

This is to transmit a copy of Part 7, Chapter 5, "Administrative Grievance System," Indian Health Manual (IHM).  The revised chapter prescribes policies, procedures, and guidelines for the Indian Health Service (IHS) Administrative Grievance System.  The IHS administrative grievance procedure has been revised to clarify the process of filing a grievance.  The revisions address substantive and procedural questions concerning the current administrative grievance procedure.  New procedures have been added to simplify and improve the flow of the grievance process, such as, maintaining a complete grievance file in the Division of Human Resources and providing a point of contact for supervisors and employees.

/Michael H. Trujillo, M.D./
Michael H. Trujillo, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Surgeon General
Director, Indian Health Service


MATERIAL TRANSMITTED:

The revised IHM 7-5, including the chapter Table of Contents pages i through ii, and Manual Exhibits 7-5-A through 7-5-C.


MATERIAL SUPERSEDED:

Part 7, Chapter 5, IHM, Pages 1-5, and the Table of Contents.


MANUAL MAINTENANCE:

Insert the attached copy of the revised IHM 7-5.1, including the chapter Table of Contents pages i through ii, and Manual Exhibits 7-5-A through 7-5-C, after Part 7, Chapter 4, IHM.

Log and file this TN in sequential order.


Distribution:  IHS-Wide
Date:  March 14, 2002


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