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 Volume II, No. 5 Commissioned Corps E-Bulletin March 24, 2006
Office of the Surgeon General

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In This Issue...

 News  New Flag Promotions
Following a comprehensive review of all billets recommended by Operating Divisions, Staff Divisions, and non-Department of Health and Human Services agencies for designation as Flag-grade billets, the Surgeon General solicited nominations for promotion of officers who encumber the approved Flag-grade billets...see full story
Red Arrow  April 2006 Flag Grade Billet Evaluation – 50 Day Time TrackNew
The authority to designate and approve flag grade billets (FGB’s) for the Corps resides with the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH). Per Subchapter 23.4, INSTRUCTION 7, “Flag Grade Officer Selection and Assignment,” a 3-year cycle for review of all FGB’s...see full story
Red Arrow  USPHS Commissioned Corps Customer Service Satisfaction SurveyNew
You are invited to participate in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Customer Service Satisfaction Survey beginning on Monday, March 27, 2006 and ending on Tuesday, April 25, 2006...see full story
Red Arrow  Non-Competitive PromotionsNew
Officers who are eligible for temporary promotion to the O-2 and O-3 grades, or medical officers eligible for temporary promotion to the O-4 grade, may be promoted after a non-competitive administrative review of their records...see full story
Red Arrow  USPHS Commissioned Corps ‘Proposed Core Values’New
The Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service (Corps) currently has no ‘Values Statement.’ Good management policy dictates that an organization must have some type of statement...see full story
Red Arrow  Update on 2006 Assimilation ApplicationsNew
The deadline for assimilation applications for 2006 ended on 15 February. The Office of Commissioned Corps Operations (OCCO) has processed all received application packages postmarked on or before that date...see full story
Red Arrow  Processing of Form PHS-1662, “Request for Personnel Action - Commissioned Officer”New
Form PHS-1662 is used to request all types of personnel actions, (excluding separations and retirements). The following are some of the types of personnel actions that are considered as calls to active duty (CAD)...see full story
Red Arrow  Important Immunizations Tracking ChangesNew
The information systems that support the Corps are in the process of evolution and consolidation, both as a result of the need to improve, and to prepare the way for the implementation of the Corps’ transformation....see full story

Red Arrow  Fit for Duty...Fit For LifeNew

March brings us not only the official start of spring, but also National Nutrition Month. Did you know that National Nutrition Month had its beginnings over 30 years ago...see full story

Red Arrow  Call for Nominations

Training Opportunities...


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