4 PHS Commissioned Corps AWARDS…Designed to provide formal recognition for outstanding accomplishments and performance to the mission of the PHS or other programsOfficers DO NOT compete against each otherThere are no minimum or maximum number of nominationsOpen to all officers on active duty (Reserve and Regular Corps and All Categories and Grades)
6 FDA AWARD APPROVAL RATES PHS Commissioned CorpsFDA AWARD APPROVAL RATESFDA HONOR AWARDS COUNCIL (HAC)Total Awards Submitted = 215Total Awards Approved = 182% Approved = 84.7%COMMISSIONED CORPS AWARDS BOARD (CCAB)Total Awards Submitted = 37Total Awards Approved = 30% Approved = 81%
7 PHS Commissioned Corps ORDER OF PRESEDENCEIndividual AwardsDistinguished Service MedalMeritorious Service MedalSurgeon General’s MedallionSurgeon Generals’ Exemplary Service MedalOutstanding Service Medal
8 ORDER OF PRESEDENCE CONT….. PHS Commissioned CorpsORDER OF PRESEDENCE CONT…..Individual Awards (cont.)Commendation MedalAchievement MedalPHS CitationGroup AwardsOutstanding Unit CitationUnit Commendation
9 PHS Commissioned Corps SERVICE AWARDS (1 of 5)National Emergency Preparedness AwardHazardous Duty Service AwardForeign Duty Service AwardSpecial Assignment Service AwardIsolated Hardship Service AwardSmallpox Eradication CampaignCrisis Response Service AwardBicentennial Unit Commendation
10 PHS Commissioned Corps SERVICE AWARDS (2 of 5)National Emergency Preparedness AwardService in an approved activity (CCRF/D-MAT/ NDMS/OEP) minimum 2 continuous yearsAfter fully trained and deployable.If earned the Field Medical Readiness Badge (FMRB) through OFRD you qualifyBicentennial Unit Commendation1998 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the creation of the USPHS.
11 PHS Commissioned Corps SERVICE AWARDS (3 of 5)Hazardous Duty Service Award180 Days or more in designated areaTemporary or permanent assignmentNot trainingForeign Duty Service Award30 consecutive days or 90 non-consecutive days
12 PHS Commissioned Corps SERVICE AWARDS (4 of 5)Special Assignment Service AwardDetailed 30 consecutive days or more to other federal or state agency30 non-consecutive days to the same agency for an on-going activity.Assignments special initiatives of the SG including CPO or PAC member.Crisis Response Service AwardDirect hands-on service for 7 days at the site of a problem, SG declared a crisis.
13 PHS Commissioned Corps SERVICE AWARDS (5 of 5)Isolated Hardship Service Award180 Days or more in designated areaTemporary or permanent assignmentNot trainingSmallpox Eradication CampaignServed 90 days or more cumulative service to CDC Bureau of Smallpox Eradication or Smallpox Laboratory from Jan.1, 1966 to Oct.26, 1977.
14 PHS Commissioned Corps CASH AWARDSPHS commissioned officers are NOT ELIGIBLE for performance-based cash awards.They are ELIGIBLE to receive cash awards for suggestions, inventions, and scientific achievement outside the scope of their duties.
15 PHS Commissioned Corps Hardware for AwardsMedal SetsDistinguished Service MedalMeritorious Service MedalOutstanding Service MedalCommendation MedalAchievement MedalPHS CitationRibbonsOutstanding Unit CitationUnit Commendation
16 Presentation of Awards PHS Commissioned CorpsPresentation of AwardsPresented at the Agency Awards CeremonyDistinguished Service MedalMeritorious Service MedalOutstanding Service MedalUnits – OUC and UCPresented at the CBER Awards CeremonyLower Level Individual Honor AwardsUnit Commendation
28 SIGNATURES REQUIRED (1 of 2) PHS Commissioned CorpsSIGNATURES REQUIRED (1 of 2)Nominator’s signature – (usually Supervisor)EndorsementsSignature Line of AuthorityOPDIV Awards ChairpersonMs. Sylvia Lucero – PHS Citation, AMKimberly A. Holden – CM or higher
29 SIGNATURES REQUIRED (2 of 2) PHS Commissioned CorpsSIGNATURES REQUIRED (2 of 2)Approving AuthorityJesse L. Goodman, M.D., M.P.H Director, CBER – PHS Citation, AMCommissioner – CM or higherOPDIV Awards CoordinatorLCDR Amy F. AndersonMSM, OSM, DSM, OUC – also requires CCAB and SG
30 PHS Commissioned Corps EXAMPLE – CIT OR AMNominator – usually SupervisorEndorsementsSignature Line of AuthorityOPDIV Awards ChairpersonMs. Sylvia Lucero – CBER Awards CoordinatorApproving AuthorityJesse L. Goodman – Director, CBEROPDIV Awards CoordinatorLCDR Amy F. Anderson, FDA CC Awards Coordinator
31 PHS Commissioned Corps EXAMPLE – CM OR , UNITNominator – usually SupervisorEndorsementsSignature Line of AuthorityOPDIV Awards ChairpersonKimberly A. Holden, Director, OMPApproving AuthorityCommissioner – Dr. Lester M. CrawfordOPDIV Awards CoordinatorLCDR Amy F. Anderson**MSM, DSM, OSM, OUC – approved by CCAB and SG
32 PHS Commissioned Corps Sample Format (1 of 2)TitleAccomplishmentIntroduction, citation, period coveredBackgroundConditions that existed prior to accomplishment
33 PHS Commissioned Corps Sample Format (2 of 2)InterventionWhat was done, impact on Public Health, qualitative, quantitative dataOutcomeSummary, support with statistics, examples tangible data – saved resources, money, personnel
34 PHS Commissioned Corps Additional Tips (1 of 3)No typos or white out12 Time New Roman or CourierFDA formatCitations 25 words or lessMembers listed alphabetically
35 PHS Commissioned Corps Additional Tips (2 of 3)Rank accompany nameTwo pages for the narrativeUnder Accomplishment, # CC and # CSLast sentence, award for civilians
36 PHS Commissioned Corps Additional Tips (3 of 3)Career wrap-up, all previous awards, significant accomplishmentSpell out all acronymsPart II B, awards history
37 Reasons Awards are not Endorsed PHS Commissioned CorpsReasons Awards are not EndorsedOfficer nominated for incorrect awardUntimely award submissionMore than 1 individual award for per award cycle yearNomination forms filled out incorrectly or have administrative errorsAward narratives are poorly written
38 Narrative Pitfalls (1 of 2) PHS Commissioned CorpsNarrative Pitfalls (1 of 2)Poorly written, unfocussed, unclearIncorrect grammar, punctuation, abbreviationsNarrative doesn’t justify the level of award
39 Narrative Pitfalls (2 of 2) PHS Commissioned CorpsNarrative Pitfalls (2 of 2)Accomplishment is not yet completedAccomplishment was already recognizedTime period covered does not match PHS 6342
40 PHS Commissioned Corps LIMITATIONS…New awards cannot be based on old awards, however, a previous award can serve as part of a more senior award based on significantly greater achievement over a longer period of time.No officer can receive two individual honor awards in one award cycle (July 1 - June 30).Awards cannot be for an ongoing activity, it must be completed to show impact
41 PHS Commissioned Corps Designation of PHS Commissioned Corps Grades and Ranks - Equivalent to the NavyDESIGNATION OF GRADE WITHIN THE PHS0-6 Director0-5 Senior0-4 Full0-3 Senior Assistant0-2 Assistant0-1 Junior AssistantDESIGNATION OF RANKEQUIVALENT TO THE NAVYCaptain (CAPT)Commander (CDR)Lieutenant Commander (LCDR)Lieutenant (LT)Lieutenant (LTJG)Ensign (ENS)
42 PHS Commissioned Corps Designation of PHS Commissioned Corps Grades and Ranks - Equivalent to the NavyDESIGNATION OF GRADE WITHIN THE PHSAssistant Secretary for HealthSurgeon GeneralDeputy SurgeonGeneral0-8 Assistant SurgeonAssistant SurgeonDESIGNATION OF RANK EQUIVALENT TO THE NAVYAdmiral (ADM)Vice Admiral (VADM)Rear Admiral (RADM)(lower half)
43 PHS Commissioned Corps RESOURCES…Center Awards CoordinatorsCC 27.1 Awards ProgramCCPM Pamphlet No. 67 – April 1998FDA IntranetCCPM Pamphlet 58: A Supervisor's Guide to the CC Personnel System, 1999
45 COMMISSIONED CORPS POINTS OF CONTACT PHS Commissioned CorpsCOMMISSIONED CORPS POINTS OF CONTACTMs. Sylvia LuceroCBER Awards Coordinator(301)LCDR Amy AndersonFDA CC Awards Coordinator(301)
46 Center Awards Coordinators PHS Commissioned CorpsCenter Awards CoordinatorsCBER – Ms. Sylvia Lucero (301)CDER – Ms. Cassandra Shippey (301)CDRH – CAPT Howard Goldstein (240)CFSAN – Ms. Dorothy Williams (301)CVM – Ms. Linda Callahan (240)NCTR – Ms. Jeannette Coleman (870)OC – Mr. Jon-Paul Rippetoe (301)ORA – Mr. Richard Garwood (301)
47 PHS Commissioned Corps PLEASE REMEMBER…...Reward all employees, CC and CS for their accomplishmentsTHIS IS WHY…...Increases moral, increases productivity, reduces turnoverThe cost of replacing an employee is high, is often more than the annual salary of the person who must be replacedSAVE TIME SAVE MONEYLOSSED PRODUCTIVITY
48 PHS Commissioned Corps SUMMARY…Overview Awards ProcessDifferent CC AwardsRequired PaperworkWriting TipsResourcesPoint of Contacts
49 PHS Commissioned Corps When You Think You Have It Bad….
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