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IHS Director's Award

Purpose:

This award recognizes service significantly advancing the IHS mission and goals through work focused on IHS priorities; People, Partnerships, Quality, and Resources, with particular emphasis on quality improvement activities.

Eligibility:

All IHS employees or teams of employees, including Tribal employees and contractors. Teams may consist of employees from the same organization or from a number of different organizations.

Criteria:

  • Exceptional initiative and leadership in carrying out projects to improve the quality of care and the service delivery processes to improve patient experience
  • Innovative efforts to solve problems/address issues
  • Unusual acts of competence, compassion, or heroism
  • Outstanding contributions to a committee or task force addressing IHS-wide policies, procedures, or operations
  • Outstanding efforts in applying technical or clerical support skills to accomplish the IHS mission
  • Displays of management ability, proficiency, and customer service performed in such a manner that the employee and/or team performed significantly above those with similar duties, and that the results of these efforts were distinctly beneficial to the Agency
  • In all cases, performance should clearly exceed expectations