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National Director's Awards


The Director of the Indian Health Service (IHS) recognizes individuals or groups of employees whose special efforts and contributions, beyond regular duty requirements, have resulted in significant benefits to IHS programs, priorities, or customers and fulfillment of the IHS mission.

Nominations are to be submitted for one of the following award categories based on the nature of the act, service, or performance.


The IHS National Director's Award nominations must be initiated and signed by the nominator and the award nominee's supervisor, then concurred and ranked by the Area Director (Areas only) or the respective Headquarters Office Director and Deputy Director (HQ only).

The Area Award Coordinators will coordinate the receipt and review of all nominations and rankings through their respective Area Director, and all HQ staff will submit nominations through their respective Office Director.

Area Award Coordinators must scan and email all nominations and rankings electronically to the IHS National Director's Awards Committee by close of business Friday, February 13, 2015. Nominations received after this date will not be considered. If you have any questions, please e-mail the IHS National Director's Awards Committee.