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Transmittal Notice 03-02a

TN 03-02a


This is to transmit a copy of the Indian Health Manual (IHM), Part 5, Chapter 22, Section 4, ?Personnel Security/Suitability.?  This Section is being reissued to revise paragraph 5-22.4H(4) on page 10.  The revised paragraph now requires information technology contractors and Federal employees to have their background checks completed and satisfactory results obtained before they begin working.  A Project Officer or Servicing Personnel Office may request a temporary waiver to address an emergency situation or emergency staffing shortages from the Program Integrity and Ethics Staff.  However, a minimum of 48 hours must be allowed for name checks to be completed before a waiver can be granted.

/Charles W. Grim, D.D.S./
Charles W. Grim, D.D.S., M.H.S.A.
Assistant Surgeon General
Interim Director


The IHM 5-22, Section 4, including the revised chapter Table of Contents pages.


IHM 5-22, Section 4, TN 2002-03, Dated October 24, 2002.


Please remove the IHM 5-22, Section 4, TN 2002-03, Dated October 24, 2002, in its entirety from the binder and insert the attached copy of IHM 5-22, Section 4, including the chapter Table of Contents page in its place.

Log and file this Transmittal Notice in sequential order.

Distribution:  Indian Health Service-Wide
Date:  March 31, 2003