The Health Services Professional Advisory Committee (HS PAC) is comprised of 19 health services professionals who serve for 3-year terms. The HS PAC operates based on a Charter and Bylaws of written rules and procedures. Additionally, the HS PAC provides advice and consultation to the Surgeon General and the Chief Professional Officer on issues related to professional practice and personnel activities of the Health Services category of the Commissioned Corps.
HS PAC members are chosen from various agencies and organizations in which HSOs serve. The HS PAC members represent a cross-section of the concerns, interests, and responsibilities of all HSOs. The HS PAC has eight permanent subcommittees: Awards, Communications, Career Development, Membership, Mentoring, Policy, Readiness, Recruitment and Retention. The HS PAC subcommittees address a variety of topics such as special pay and allowances, appointment standards, career development, mentoring, the Associate Recruiter Program, the HSO Home Page and the HSO Listserv. These subcommittees are chaired by HS PAC members; however, all HSOs are encouraged to participate, and anyone can volunteer to assist on any subcommittee (except Membership).
The PAC welcomes volunteers! Officers may contact any HS PAC member to become involved. In addition, the PAC has formed a number of HSO Professional Advisory Groups (PAGs) to address discipline-specific issues. At this writing, there are PAGs for Basic and Applied Science, Dental Hygiene, Health Administration, Information Technology, Medical Technology, Optometry,Physician Assistant, Psychology, and Social Work.
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