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Email - Acting IHS Director's Blog on Contract Support Costs: February 25

From: Kerrigan, Margo (IHS/CAL)
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:21 AM
To: CAO Tribal Leaders; CATAC; CAO Board_Committee_Workgroup; CAO Program Directors
Subject: Acting IHS Director's Blog on Contract Suport Costs: February 25

Dear Tribal Officials,

Please find attached (link below) the Acting IHS Director’s joint letter with the Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs initiating Tribal Consultation on Contract Support Costs. 

Posted on February 25, 2014
Tribal Consultation on Contract Support Costs (CSC) Appropriations

On February 12, 2014, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Kevin Washburn and I sent a joint letter to Tribes to initiate a consultation on Contract Support Costs (CSC) as it relates to the 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act. Congress requested a workplan from the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service in 120 days from enactment of the Act to consult with Tribes on determining a long-term solution to CSC appropriations. Here is a copy of the letter [PDF - 55 KB] from our Tribal Leader Letter website. A consultation session will be held at the upcoming NCAI Executive Council Winter Session on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, as a first step in the consultation process on this topic.