2009 Assimilation Update and Overview Session. CDR Ali B. Danner, MPH Deputy Branch Chief Bacterial Zoonoses Branch (BZB), DFBMD/NCZVED/CCID Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) 22 January 2009. ASSIMILATION. Topics: What is assimilation? Eligibility The process
2009 Assimilation Update and Overview Session
CDR Ali B. Danner, MPH
Deputy Branch Chief
Bacterial Zoonoses Branch (BZB), DFBMD/NCZVED/CCID
Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC)
22 January 2009
Be familiar with the assimilation process and know how to access references (see handouts) .
[Click on “Assimilation Package” link on web page]
This is the electronic official personnel folder available to each officer.
What does the officer need to know?
Continuing Education Documents
Licenses, Credentials, Certificates
Outside Activity Documents
PHS Support Activity Documents
Special Skills Documents
Personnel Orders section
“Assimilation Application” subset—Contains your submitted PHS-7034application form, officer’s statement and OCCO’s memo acknowledging receipt (usually within 30 days of packet submission).
“Personnel Order – Appointment – Regular Corps” (once orders are cut).
Promotion Information Report (PIR)
Once you are assimilated, PIR will then show dates in “Promotion Credit Date (Regular Corps Only)” and “Assimilation Date” sections.
What qualifies an officer for the assimilation “Lower Board” and does it matter?
What qualifies an officer for the assimilation “Higher Board” and does it matter?
Should a T-Grade O-6 officer apply, or continue applying, for assimilation?
*With agency/CC Retirement Board approval and needs of the service.
Upon a return to Active Duty in the Corps, does a previously assimilated—i.e., Regular Corps—officer need to wait until “2 years on current CC tour” before re-applying for assimilation?
An officer who has more than 2 years prior active duty military service, does that officer get a “pass” on the “minimum 2 years” requirement as far as being able to immediately apply for assimilation?
Mail Assimilation Applications to:
Office of Commissioned Corps Operations
Division of Commissioned Corps Officer Support
ATTN: Assimilation Coordinator
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20852
OCCO Assimilation Coordinator:
LCDR Corey Dahl [O: (240) 453-6051]
CDC/ATSDR Assimilation Consultations:
Commissioned Corps Personnel Office (CCPO), OWCD/CDC (M/S E-50),
Office: (404) 498-1800
Fax: (404) 498-1825
Century Center, Building 2500