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  1. Npac awards subcommittee SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS

  2. TABLE OF CONTENTS 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

  3. WHAT SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS ARE AVAILABLE? 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)

  4. WHO IS ELIGIBLE? 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

  5. CERTIFICATES OF ACHIEVEMENT 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

  6. LETTERS OF ACHIEVEMENT 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

  7. SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT AWARDS 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

  8. CHIEF NURSE OFFICER AWARDS • 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

  9. PHS CITATION AWARDS 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 6342-2, and NPAC Awards Tracking Sheet Submit to: Agency PHS Liaison Time frame: Call for submission in June or July, deadline is August 1

  10. ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL 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 6342-2, and NPAC Awards Tracking Sheet Submit to: Agency PHS Liaison Time frame: Call for submission in June or July, deadline is August 1

  11. COMMENDATION MEDAL 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 6342-2, and NPAC Awards Tracking Sheet Submit to: Agency PHS Liaison Time frame: Call for submission in June or July, deadline is August 1

  12. UNIT COMMENDATION 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 6342-1, 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. OUTSTANDING UNIT CITATION 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 6342-1, 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

  14. NPAC AWARDS TRACKING SHEET • 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

  15. TIPS FOR SUCCESS 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

  16. CONTACT INFORMATION NPAC Awards Subcommittee Co-Chairs: LCDR Heather Skelton heskelton@scf.cc LCDR Malini Krishnan malini.krishnan@cms.hhs.gov ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- Special Recognition Team Leaders: CDR Linda M. Scott: lmscott@niaid.nih.gov LT Deborah Forcht : DForcht@scf.cc

  17. REFERENCES • CCPM27.1.1 Awards Program 2007 • POM 08-003 Commissioned Corps • Awards Processing March 2008 • http://phs-nurse.org