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Transmittal Notice 97-02

TN 97-02


This is to transmit Indian Health Manual (IHM), Part 7, Chapter 5, "Administrative Grievance System."  This new IHM chapter establishes the Indian Health Service (IHS) policy for according employees a means to grieve a matter of concern or dissatisfaction.  All Civil Service employees of the IHS including members of a bargaining unit whose negotiated grievance procedures do not apply to the matter being grieved are covered by this policy.  Employees excluded from this policy include Commissioned Officers, employees on temporary appointment not to exceed 90 days, and Senior Executive Service appointees.

/Michael H. Trujillo, M.D./
Michael H. Trujillo, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Surgeon General
Director, Indian Health Service


Part 7, Chapter 5, pages 1-5, Table of Contents, and revised IHM Table of Contents page ii.


IHM Table of Contents page ii.


Remove and discard page ii, IHM Table of Contents, 6/4/97, and insert the attached page IHM Table of Contents.  Insert the attached ii, IHM Part 7, Chapter 5, and Table of Contents in the reserved section of the IHM entitled "Human Resources Administration and Management."

Log in and file the Transmittal Notice in sequence.

Distribution:  PSD 557 (Indian Health Service Mailing Key)
Date:  June 24, 1997