FOH provides services through the HHS Service and Supply Fund which means that we must cover our operating costs with funds collected through the services we provide.
Federal agencies receive services through an agreement process. Authorized representatives from FOH and the requesting agency sign an Interagency Agreement (IAA). The IAA outlines the services to be furnished, reporting requirements, method for the transfer of funds, and if appropriate, acquisition authority for any contracts to be awarded pursuant to the IAA.
Benefits of IAAs
The use of IAAs is convenient for our customer agencies because they are:
- Simple. FOH uses the Treasury Forms 7600A and B. Interagency Agreement Form 7600A – General Terms & Conditions is comparable to a Memorandum of Understanding. Interagency Agreement Form 7600B – Order Funding is comparable to a purchase order.
- Flexible. As needs dictate, agencies can make modifications by amending an existing IAA.
- Convenient. Payment for services may be made through funds transfer electronically using the agency’s preferred method such as the Intra-government Payment and Collection System (IPAC)or Government Credit Cards
- Easily Terminated. IAAs may be terminated with 60 days’ notice with no “termination costs.”
If you're an existing FOH customer/partner, a federal agency, or a federal employee, we want to hear from you. Please contact us with your questions and concerns regarding federal occupational health services for your federal government organization.