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Case Listing

PSC maintains decisions on cases considered by the Board for Correction. The purpose of the decisions is to provide a record of Board precedents and examples that can assist potential applicants in preparing applications. The decisions do not include any identifying facts or information that could be associated with any specific applicant or case considered by the Board. Cases decided before 2002 are listed but not available for several reasons, including but not limited to: related decisions of the US Court of Federal Appeals; changes in law, policy and regulation that make the decision no longer applicable; determinations that the decision exceeded the authority of the Board for Correction; and determinations that the decision deals with a situation that no longer exists in the Commissioned Corps etc. The Board for Correction no longer considers these older cases as precedence setting.

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Anyone wishing to obtain copy of any of the Board decisions should email BFC@psc.hhs.gov with the specific case number(s).

Requests for complete case files should be directed to the PHS FOIA Office at (202) 690-7453 or visit https://www.hhs.gov/foia and to the Records Management Office, Bethesda Place, Suite 920, 7700 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20857 (note: use zip code 20814 if using either UPS or FedEx); telephone 301-492-4800.

Redactions

Requesters who ask for a decision usually want to receive only material that will help in understanding the process that led to the decision or to improve their own application to the Board. Before releasing information, we will redact information that would be an invasion of privacy if released. The following is a list of the types of information we routinely redact from completed Board for Correction cases:

  • Name of officer who files the application
  • PHS Service Number
  • Social security numbers
  • Birthdates
  • PHS Service Number
  • Office address, telephone number, fax, and email
  • Personal address, telephone number, fax, and email address
  • Personal information of any family member or relative found in the file

In addition, we do not release US Court of Claims decisions for officers who request court decision on Board decisions because the release would identify the officer.

Case Index

Cases are sorted into the following categories:

To determine which case numbers coorelate with each category and sub-category:

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Catagory Title Case #
109 Appointment as Commissioned Officer
Change appointment date 100-88
110-90
043-83
08-007
08-010
10-001
Change assimilation date 132-91
08-013
09-006
Change rank at which appointed 183-96
185-96
05-008
12-021
12-022
12-023
13-002
14-010
14-011
14-012
14-013
15-009
Change tour of duty date 011-82
Credit for active duty 181-96
Credit for higher grade 150-93
Documentation of Datail to Unestablished Billet in eOPF 14-015
Interservice Transfer 05-014
13-005
Recall to active duty 087-87
095-88
098-88
107-89
144-92
156-94
177-96
178-96
180-96
211-98
212-98
220-00
Reinstatement in Commissioned Corps 03-001
12-003
13-007
Retroactive interservice transfer 176-96
13-001
111 Awards
Award meritorious service medal 193-97
Provide Award for Incident Support 05-006
124 Commissioned Officer Effectiveness Report (COER)-Includes Performance Evaluation
Change evaluation rating 099-88
234-01
222-00
Delete / revise / correct comments in evaluation report and change rating 08-011
13-001
13-011
Remove negative comments from COER 030-83
076-86
081-87
096-88
103-89
133-91
07-009
09-006
11-006
13-001
13-011
Remove COER 068-86
19-001
074-86
091-88
092-88
093-88
120-90
142-92
146-92
187-96
191-96
197-97
216-99
05-003
05-022
05-024
06-008
06-010
11-002
11-003
11-005
12-008
13-001
13-011
Revise comments in EEO ROI on COER 19-001
127 Conduct
Allegation of Reprisal for EEO Complaint 11-001
Placement in a Non-duty with Pay Status 12-027
14-019
15-006
Rescind disciplanary action 134-91
139-92
05-022
07-009
12-003
Rescind letter of reprimand 147-93
04-001
05-010
05-022
05-023
05-024
06-002
11-001
12-008
13-001
13-011
14-001
14-002
14-003
14-004
14-008
14-020
14-021
Termination for misconduct 04-002
05-003
05-007
08-006
13-005
13-006
Timeliness of LOR 07-020
141 Disability Retirement
Allegations of Discrimination 16-003
18-006
Change disability diagnosis and rating / increase retired pay 08-009
08-012
Retire for service or disability 08-006
Retire on disability 009-82
18-006
013-82
232-01
08-006
12-024
14-016
16-003
19-003
165 Inactive Reserve Corps
Appoint to the Commissioned Corps 040-83
036-83
Cancel resignation from the Corps 032-83
Credit for service in the Inactive Reserve 206-98
167 Indebtedness-Collection Upon Separation
Cancel debt to the U.S. Government 041-83
066-86
075-86
102-89
114-90
08-006
10-011
16-003
Cancel debt to the U.S. Government or establish payback schedule 029-83
175 Leave (Includes Annual / Home / Sick / Station Leave)
Pay for unused annual leave 012-82
014-82
034-83
038-83
047-84
058-85
062-82
200-97
05-009
08-006
Remove AWOL from the record 003-82
020-82
048-84
056-84
064-85
065-85
070-86
085-87
196-97
202-97
205-98
225-00
05-006
05-023
08-006
10-001
12-003
19-004
192 Pay and Allowances (Includes Allotments of Pay / Allowances / Basic Pay)
Adjustment of Base Pay Entry Date 08-007
10-001
Computation of base pay 028-83
Constructive Credit for a Period of Non-service 13-001
Denial of Area Incentive Pay (AIP) 10-002
10-005
10-006
10-007
10-008
10-009
10-010
Denial of Combat Related Special Pay Compensation 06-007
Denial of retention special pay 06-001
Denial of Tri-Care Benefits 12-024
09-003
Denial of VA Benefits 08-004
08-005
Payment of basic allowance for quarters 226-01
Payment of living expense 053-84
Restoration of Lump Sum Annual Leave Payment 12-003
Retroactive RSP, MRB and ISP 09-003
Refund of GI Bill Contribution 12-004
12-005
12-006
12-007
12-008
12-009
12-010
12-011
12-012
12-013
12-014
12-015
12-016
123-91
124-91
127-91
128-91
129-91
130-91
131-91
138-91
145-92
153-93
154-93
164-94
186-96
188-96
214-99
04-003
06-011
07-008
Service credit for pay computation 117-90
229-01
10-001
Survivor Benefit 05-004
12-020
16-001
18-001
Change Survivor Benefit after Initial Election 16-001
Transfer of VA Education Benefits to Dependents 15-001
199 Promotion Program
Administrative Error 09-008
09-012
09-015
12-001
12-025
13-010
13-013
16-008
Background Investigation Not in eOPF 07-019
Board Certification 07-017
Change training and experience date 217-00
05-019
10-012
Comments by Promotion Board 09-010
Composition of promotion board 235-01
Computer Error 07-001
07-002
07-003
07-004
09-011
Current COER not in eOPF 05-025
07-024
08-011
12-001
Current License not in eOPF 08-001
13-014
Current Medical History not in eOPF 05-002
06-017
07-006
07-010
07-011
07-012
07-013
07-015
07-023
09-002
05-001
07-008
12-027
13-010
15-002
Early Promotion Program 12-025
13-013
14-017
Error in Assigned Billet 05-018
Failure to Update eOPF 04-005
05-017
13-014
Failure to Maintain Valid License 05-012
07-005
07-014
Incomplete Promotion Package 06-013
08-003
12-025
Letter of Reprimand 216-99
215-99
10-003
Military Credit for Promotion 050-84
13-009
Misconduct 04-003
05-010
05-023
07-008
07-020
09-004
10-003
12-027
No Officer's Statement 09-009
16-008
No Reviewing Officers Statement 12-001
Obtaining License 06-009
08-002
Officer Clerical Error 108-89
Promotion date 042-83
05-017
06-003
06-012
07-001
07-002
07-003
07-014
07-016
07-019
09-002
09-004
09-005
09-007
09-008
09-012
09-015
09-016
12-001
13-009
  14-014
Promotion to higher grade 015-82
136-91
137-91
163-94
192-97
203-98
208-98
215-99
216-99
235-01
04-001
04-003
04-005
05-001
05-002
05-005
05-010
05-011
05-018
05-021
05-023
05-025
06-002
06-003
06-009
06-013
06-015
06-016
06-017
07-004
07-005
07-006
07-010
07-011
07-012
07-013
07-015
07-017
07-018
07-020
07-021
07-023
07-024
08-001
08-002
08-003
08-011
09-006
09-009
09-010
09-011
09-017
10-003
12-001
12-025
12-027
13-010
13-013
13-014
Training and Education Date 05-011
05-019
07-008
07-016
09-007
09-016
10-012
12-021
12-022
13-002
14-010
14-011
14-012
14-013
15-009
211 Retention Special Pay
Change contract date 019-82
033-83
078-87
141-92
Retroactive RSP 09-003
212 Retirement (Includes Involuntary Retirement)
Adjustment of retirement entry date 08-010
11-004
12-028
20-003
Adjustment for military service 08-004
12-002
Change base for computing retired pay 088-87
08-007
09-017
Change retirement date 149-93
05-009
08-004
08-005
08-009
12-024
12-028
Civil service credit for retired pay 10-001
12-028
20-003
Constructive Credit 13-001
Credit for civil service 08-007
10-001
12-028
20-003
Extension of Retirement Date 08-005
08-009
12-024
216 Separation from Commissioned Corps (Includes Involuntary Separation)
Change separation date 06-005
09-014
Change type of separation 05-007
06-005
19-003
Involuntary Separation Board 05-006
Forced Resignation 09-017
13-001
13-005
Medically Unfit for Service 05-020
10-011
12-003
12-024
12-029
13-007
19-003
Performance of Duties 05-012
07-007
13-005
Rescind Separation from Corps 03-001
05-006
07-022
13-001
13-005
13-007
19-002
20-002
Termination During Probationary Period 04-002
05-003
05-012
05-020
07-007
08-006
10-011
12-029
13-005
13-006
Termination for Misconduct 05-007
08-006
12-003
13-006
Termination for Not Being Promoted to Permanent O-3 Two Times 19-002
20-002
Voluntary Separation from Corps 04-004
13-005
231 Training (Includes Career Development)
Change training status 169-95
05-011
05-014
05-019
08-008
09-001
Waiver of Maximum TED Credit 12-023
234 Travel / Transportation / Shipment of Household Goods
Extend time to apply for shipping expenses 023-83
Payment of shipping and travel expenses 08-006
Payment of travel expenses 051-84
052-84
077-87