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Email - Contract Support Costs: IHS Director's Blog, June 6, 2014

From: Kerrigan, Margo (IHS/CAL)
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2014 11:36 AM
To: CAO Tribal Leaders; CATAC; CAO Board_Committee_Workgroup
Cc: CAO Program Directors
Subject: Contract Support Costs: IHS Director's Blog, June 6, 2014


Posted on Jun 6, 2014 on the IHS Director's Blog

Contract Support Costs Update

The Indian Health Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs are holding a tribal consultation session on Contract Support Costs (CSC) on June 8, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage, AK, as a part of the upcoming 2014 National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Mid Year Conference.  At this session, we will continue formal tribal consultation and open dialogue on CSC, particularly focusing on working together to identify long-term solutions to this issue.  For more information about the event, please visit the NCAI website Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov.

For your reference, here is a copy [PDF - 240 KB] of the original invitation letter sent to Tribal Leaders from Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn for the session at NCAI Mid Year Conference, and my letter [PDF - 98 KB] dated May 12, 2014, with a general update on CSC.  There will be other opportunities to provide input in the next several weeks if you are not able to attend the session next week, and we will provide additional announcements of those opportunities in the near future.  You can submit input at any time at consultation@ihs.gov.

Since the focus of the session is on a long-term solution for CSC appropriations, and we will not be discussing the CSC past claims settlement progress, I am providing the latest update [PDF - 56 KB] on IHS progress on settling past CSC claims for your information.


Margo Kerrigan
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