Commissioned Corps E-Bulletin
Call for Nominations - Pharmacist PAC Membership and Associate Members
Deadline Date: 16 July 2010
The Pharmacist Professional Advisory Committee (PharmPAC) is an advisory group composed of Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Civil Service pharmacists and Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (Corps) pharmacists who represent HHS Operating Divisions (OPDIVs) as well as non-HHS organizations to which Corps officers are assigned.

The PharmPAC provides advice and consultation to the Surgeon General and to the Pharmacist Chief Professional Officer on issues related to both the professional practice of pharmacy and the personnel activities of Corps and Civil Service pharmacists. The PharmPAC meets at least monthly in the Rockville, Maryland, area. However, teleconferencing is available.

Nominations are being solicited from pharmacists who are interested in serving on the PharmPAC as voting members and Associate non-voting members. Anticipated openings for the 2010-2013 term are listed below, but all nominations will be kept on file for future consideration. Junior officers are encouraged to apply.

Openings for 3-year terms beginning 01 November 2010 for HHS pharmacists serving in the following organizations include:

PAC Members (voting):

Department of Homeland Security – 1 opening;
Indian Health Service – 2 openings; and
Ex-minimus – 1 opening.*

*Eligible OPDIVs/non-HHS organizations considered for this year’s Ex-minimus position are the following:

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS)
Department of Defense TRICARE Management Activity (DOD TMA)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Office of the Secretary (OS)
Program Support Center (PSC)

PAC Associate Members (non-voting):

The PharmPAC has created new opportunities for more pharmacist involvement by redesigning membership. The PharmPAC is inviting pharmacists in OPDIVs represented by the Ex-minimus PAC voting members (OPDIVs with fewer than 30 Corps pharmacists) to serve as Associate members. Associate members are from each OPDIV not represented by a PAC voting member or Associate Member for a 3-year term beginning 01 November 2010. There is one opening in each OPDIV for pharmacists serving in the following organizations:

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS)
Department of Defense TRICARE Management Activity (DOD TMA)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Office of the Secretary (OS)
Program Support Center (PSC)

Nomination Process

If you are an HHS pharmacist, either Corps or Civil Service, and are interested in representing your OPDIV or non-HHS organization on the PharmPAC, please submit your curriculum vitae with a cover letter describing your interest and include the date of your first licensure as a registered pharmacist. Also, please provide a memorandum or letter of endorsement from your immediate supervisor. Please note that PharmPAC membership requirements include meeting basic readiness standards at the time of nomination and throughout the term of service to the PharmPAC.

Please contact CDR Jennifer Fan regarding this announcement. All nomination materials must be submitted electronically by close of business on 16 July 2010.

Send nomination materials to:

CDR Jennifer Fan, USPHS
PharmPAC Administration Section Co-Lead

If you would like to participate in PharmPAC activities as a nonmember, please volunteer to serve one of the following sections and activities: Administration (Awards, Membership, Charter, Data Analysis, History, Legislation, and External Pharmacy Affairs); Career Development (Emergency Response, Clinical, Professional Guidance and Retention, and Public Health Issues); Communications (Web site, Listservs, Events/Meetings, PLANT, and Community Interaction); and Recruitment (Associate Recruiter Program, Student Programs, Point of Contact Initiative, and Placement). Working with a section or activity is a great way to contribute while learning about the PharmPAC and its activities. To learn more about the PharmPAC and membership please visit our Web site at
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