On January 16th, S.24 was signed into law. The Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019 , guarantees that federal workers who are furloughed or working without pay will be compensated for the period of the appropriations lapse beginning December 22, 2018. Employees will be paid retroactively once a FY19 appropriation or Continuing Resolution is approved.
- HHS Notice to Creditors Letter [PDF - 41 KB]
- Sample Letters for Creditors, Mortgage Companies and Landlords [WORD - 85.5 KB]
- Sample Letter to Creditors from Employee in Excepted Status [WORD - 17 KB]
- Sample Letter to Creditors from Employee in Furlough Status [WORD - 17 KB]
Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Guidance on Shutdown Furlough Due to Lapse in Funding
Check the OPM web site frequently for updates.
- OPM Pay and Benefit Fact Sheet (Information on TSP, FEDVIP, FEHB, FEGLI, etc.)
- Unemployment Information
- Shutdown Furlough FAQs
Employee Assistance Program
The EAP is a comprehensive program that helps employees resolve personal problems that may adversely impact their work performance, conduct, health, and overall well-being. The program addresses problems in the quickest, least restrictive, and most convenient manner while protecting client confidentiality.
Frequently Asked Questions [PDF - 124 KB]
- Access Management System (AMS) - ITAS, eOPF
- AFGE Labor Union
- Calendar of IHS Events
- VPN – Remote Access
- Concur Government Edition Travel System
- Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF)
- Email Web Access (Note: Use this link to access your standard IHS email account)
- Federal Holidays
- HHS Talent and Organization Development
- Human Resources (HR) Information
- Help Desk
- Information Systems Security Awareness (ISSA)
- Information Technology Access Control (ITAC)
- ITAS for IHS (Requires network or VPN connection to access)
- Job Postings
- LISTSERV Email Groups
- Privacy Act Office
- Report Fraud, Waste and Abuse
- Secure Data Transfer Service (Note: Use this link to securely transfer messages and/or large files)
- UFMS (Note: UFMS requires network or VPN connection to access)
- USPHS Commissioned Corps
- Webcident (Note: Webcident requires network or VPN connection to access)
February 15, 2019
Federal offices in the Washington, DC area are OPEN. Each employee should refer to their own agency for communications and guidance on resumption of duties.
Computer Security Incidents
If you become aware of a suspicious event or incident, you must immediately contact your site manager or local Information System Security Officer (ISSO) by email, phone, or in person. If you cannot reach your site manager or local ISSO, you can contact your Area ISSO or the IHS IRT.