Mentoring and Orientation Subcommittee
- Last Updated on 01 January 2012
The Environmental Health Officer Mentoring and Orientation Subcommittee is responsible for maintaining the Environmental Health Officer Resource Book and for coordinating the Environmental Health Officer Mentoring Program. They are also responsible for developing mentor resource materials and providing periodic mentor orientation and training.
- Last Updated on 17 August 2012
COSTEP Preceptor Guide:
The Environmental Health Officer Professional Advisory Committee (EHOPAC) Mentoring & Orientation Subcommittee developed this guide to help prospective JRCOSTEP preceptors create a successful COSTEP experience.
This guide was written by a group of officers that have served as preceptors for COSTEPS. While each COSTEP experience will be different, this guide provides checklists and examples that can be used to help ensure that each COSTEP has an opportunity for a quality experience which could lead to a rewarding and productive career in USPHS. Click here to view the COSTEP Preceptor Guide (PDF: 304 KB, 25 pages).
Mentor Topical Guideline:
This guideline provides a list of topics that should be reviewed during the mentoring process. A detailed review of each topic may not be necessary depending on the Protégé's training and experience, e.g. completion of the Officer's Basic Course and/or mentorship by their supervisor. Click here to view the Mentoring Topic Discussion Guideline (PDF: 28 KB, 3 pages).
The Mentoring and Orientation Program pairs experienced staff with recently-appointed staff to facilitate the transition into the US Public Health Service as an environmental health professional. Some of the topics in the program include:
- Agencies and opportunities in the PHS
- Billets and mobility
- Career progression
- Deployment readiness
- Leave, pay and benefits
- Maintaining your personnel file
- Performance reviews
- Planning for retirement
Click here to view the Mentoring Brochure (PDF: 380 KB, 2 pages).
Mentoring and Orientation Documents
- Last Updated on 27 November 2012
The Environmental Health Officer Mentoring and Orientation Program Mentor application is available by clicking here (Microsoft Word 2003: 42 KB, 1 page).
The Environmental Health Officer Mentoring and Orientation Program Protégé application form is available by clicking here (Microsoft Word 2003: 293 KB, 1 page).
EHO Welcome Packet
- Last Updated on 29 December 2011
The September 2011 version of the EHO Welcome Packet is now available. This informative packet contains information on the following topics:
- Introduction to the USPHS
- How the USPHS Commissioned Corps is Managed
- Unformed Service Identification Cards
- PHS Uniforms
- Military Benefits
- Assignment & Transfer Information
- Military Courtesy & Conduct
- Training, Readiness, & Deployments
- Other Important Links & Groups
- Professional Organizations
Click here to view the packet (PDF: 178 KB, 16 pages).