Transmittal Notice 03-02a
This is to transmit a copy of the Indian Health Manual (IHM), Part 5, Chapter 22, Section 4, “Personnel Security/Suitability.” This Section is being reissued to revise paragraph 5-22.4H(4) on page 10. The revised paragraph now requires information technology contractors and Federal employees to have their background checks completed and satisfactory results obtained before they begin working. A Project Officer or Servicing Personnel Office may request a temporary waiver to address an emergency situation or emergency staffing shortages from the Program Integrity and Ethics Staff. However, a minimum of 48 hours must be allowed for name checks to be completed before a waiver can be granted.
/Charles W. Grim, D.D.S./
Charles W. Grim, D.D.S., M.H.S.A.
Assistant Surgeon General
The IHM 5-22, Section 4, including the revised chapter Table of Contents pages.
IHM 5-22, Section 4, TN 2002-03, Dated October 24, 2002.
Please remove the IHM 5-22, Section 4, TN 2002-03, Dated October 24, 2002, in its entirety from the binder and insert the attached copy of IHM 5-22, Section 4, including the chapter Table of Contents page in its place.
Log and file this Transmittal Notice in sequential order.
Distribution: Indian Health Service-Wide
Date: March 31, 2003