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Special General Memorandum 01-01

SGM No. 01-01
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