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SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS 1.  What special recognition awards are available?  Who is eligible?  Specific awards: Certificates of Achievement Letters.

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1 SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS 1

2  What special recognition awards are available?  Who is eligible?  Specific awards: Certificates of Achievement Letters of Achievement Special Assignment Awards Chief Nurse Officer Awards PHS Citation Achievement Medal Commendation Medal Unit Commendation Outstanding Unit Citation  NPAC Awards Tracking Sheet  Tips for Success  Contact Information 2

3  Certificates of Achievement (CoA)  Letters of Achievement (LoA)  Special Assignment Awards (SAA)  Chief Nurse Officer Awards (CNOs A)  PHS Citation  Achievement Medal  Commendation Medal  Unit Commendation (UC)  Outstanding Unit Citation (OUC) 3

4 To receive special recognition awards:  All active duty Corps officers  Retired officers and COSTEPs for achievements while on active duty  Officers and enlisted personnel from other uniformed services To nominate for special recognition awards:  A fellow officer  Co-worker  Supervisor/superior  Someone outside the Corps with knowledge of the accomplishment(s) that deserve recognition 4

5  Definition/Purpose: Granted for superior efforts/outcomes in accomplishing a program’s mission; usually awarded to NPAC subcommittee members after 2-3 years of service for sustained above average effort; considered a higher level of award than the Letter of Achievement  Documents needed for submission: Co-chairs will submit a list  Submit to: Special Recognition Team Leaders  Time frame: Call for submission in June or July, deadline is August 1 5

6  Definition/Purpose: Granted in recognition of a specific noteworthy achievement; usually awarded to NPAC subcommittee members after 1 year of service and completion of work assigned  Documents needed for submission: Co-chairs will submit a list  Submit to: Special Recognition Team Leaders  Time frame: Call for submission in June or July, deadline is August 1 6

7  Definition/Purpose: Any officer officially detailed to a special program initiative of a Federal, State, or other agency that is not a routine function of that officer’s position for a minimum of 30 consecutive days (includes NPAC voting members completing the 3-year term)  Documents needed for submission: Copy of the Surgeon General’s appointment letter and NPAC Awards Tracking Sheet  Submit to: Special Recognition Team Leaders  Time frame: Call for submission in June or July, deadline is August 1 7

8  Definition/Purpose: Awarded at the sole discretion of CNO for exemplary contributions to initiatives in support of the mission of the NPAC  Documents needed for submission: Co-chairs will submit list, narrative (see sample) and NPAC Awards Tracking Sheet  Submit to: Agency Chief Nurse Officer who forwards to USPHS Nurse Category Chief Nurse Officer  Time frame: Recommended by August 1 but can be submitted at any time 8

9  Definition/Purpose: Awarded to an officer in recognition of a specific and noteworthy achievement for a short time period  Documents needed for submission: Narrative, completed PHS Form , and NPAC Awards Tracking Sheet  Submit to: Agency PHS Liaison  Time frame: Call for submission in June or July, deadline is August 1 9

10  Definition/Purpose: Awarded to an officer for superior efforts or outcomes in accomplishing a program’s mission (typical level of award for NPAC Chair)  Documents needed for submission: Narrative, completed PHS Form , and NPAC Awards Tracking Sheet  Submit to: Agency PHS Liaison  Time frame: Call for submission in June or July, deadline is August 1 10

11  Definition/Purpose: Awarded to an officer who has exhibited a level of proficiency and dedication distinctly greater than expected  Documents needed for submission: Narrative, completed PHS Form , and NPAC Awards Tracking Sheet  Submit to: Agency PHS Liaison  Time frame: Call for submission in June or July, deadline is August 1 11

12  Definition/Purpose: Granted to acknowledge significant contributions and achievements well above that normally expected in accomplishing the goals and objectives of the OPDIV/STAFFDIV or non-HHS agency  Documents needed for submission: Narrative, completed PHS Form , and NPAC Awards Tracking Sheet  Submit to: Agency PHS Liaison  Time frame: Must submit within 13 months of the noteworthy act or period to be recognized; call for submission in June or July, deadline is August 1 12

13  Definition/Purpose: Granted to a group of officers who exhibit outstanding contributions and achievements well above that normally expected in accomplishing the goals and objectives of the OPDIV/STAFFDIV or non- HHS agency  Documents needed for submission: Narrative, completed PHS Form , and NPAC Awards Tracking Sheet  Submit to: Agency PHS Liaison  Time frame: Must submit within 13 months of the noteworthy act or period to be recognized; call for submission in June or July, deadline is August 1 13

14  This form must accompany all award submissions except Certificates and Letters of Achieve- ment  Prevents award submissions from being lost  Available from the Special Recognition Team Leaders 14

15  Narrative should we well written, highlight the accomplish- ment(s) and impact, be clear and concise (< two single spaced typed pages with 1” margins and 12-point font, Times New Roman or comparable font with no more than 12 characters per inch)  Plan to submit awards documentation well in advance to accommodate the review process  Work with agency PHS Liaison through entire awards submission process  Take the initiative to recognize, document, and submit your accomplishments and those of others 15

16 NPAC Awards Subcommittee Co-Chairs: LCDR Heather Skelton LCDR Malini Krishnan Special Recognition Team Leaders: CDR Linda M. Scott: LT Deborah Forcht : 16

17 17  CCPM Awards Program 2007  POM Commissioned Corps Awards Processing March 2008 


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