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From the DepartmentNews from the Department

The bicycling bison log for bicycle commuting at DOI

All DOI Employees: Bicycle Subsidy - Annual Recertification and Reimbursement

WED, OCTOBER 22, 2014, 10:53 AM EST

Department of the Interior employees who wish to continue their participation in DOI's Bicycle Subsidy Program must recertify by Dec. 31, 2014. Read step-by-step instructions here. Read More > image: cars in traffic

All DOI Employees: Employee Commuter Survey

MON, OCTOBER 20, 2014, 11:43 AM EST

The Department of the Interior is asking employees to complete a survey about their commuting habits, so that DOI can measure its progress in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and identify alternative commute options that it could offer in the future. Read More >

Artwork from OFAS poster on Transportation Subsidy Benefits

All DOI Employees: Transit Subsidy - Mandatory Annual Recertification and Training for FY 2015

TUE, OCTOBER 14, 2014, 11:46 AM EST

October begins the annual mandatory recertification process, required for all Transit Subsidy participants, to maintain transit benefits. Read More >

DOI poster for National Disability Employment Awareness Month

All DOI Employees: National Disability Employment Awareness Month – October 2014

TUE, OCTOBER 7, 2014, 10:41 AM EST

Office of Civil Rights Director John W. Burden encourages DOI employees to observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month, October 1-31, 2014. This year's theme: "Expect. Employ. Empower." Read More >

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell

All DOI Employees: National Customer Service Week

MON, OCTOBER 6, 2014, 11:15 AM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell reminds DOI employees that Oct. 6-10 is National Customer Service Week, thanks them for their commitment to providing outstanding customer service, and encourages them to share their customer-service success stories. Read More >

From the FieldNews from the Field

USFWS biologist climbing a tree to make improvements to a woodpecker's habitat.

USFWS Open Spaces Blog: Surrogate Woodpecker – What One Biologist Does for Species Recovery!

FRI, OCTOBER 24, 2014, 01:19 PM EST

Wildlife biologist Robert Allen climbs ladders and builds artificial nest and roost cavities for the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker as part of a recovery effort to enhance nesting habitat in the four national forests in east Texas. Read More ( >

USGS photo of hibernating little brown bat showing the white muzzle that is typical of white-nose syndrome.

USGS Science Feature: Trick or Treat - The Frightening Threats to Bats

FRI, OCTOBER 24, 2014, 01:05 PM EST

Each year on Halloween, as children dress up and go door to door looking for treats and excitement, bats — the very animal we associate with the celebration — are in serious trouble, and we need to “treat” them with the respect they deserve. Read More ( >

Screenshot from Reclamation video on quagga-mussel research

Reclamation Study Highlights Findings on Coatings to Control Attachment of Invasive Mussels to Water, Power Facilities

FRI, OCTOBER 24, 2014, 12:38 PM EST

Reclamation has released a report summarizing six years of testing more than 100 anti-fouling and foul-release coatings to control the attachment of quagga and zebra mussels to water and power facilities. Read More ( >

Hunter using an accessible ramp at the refuge.

Web Reads: USFWS: Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge Opens New Accessible Hunting Blind

WED, OCTOBER 22, 2014, 12:12 PM EST

To help ALL members of the public connect with America’s wild places, the Fish and Wildlife Service built an accessible hunting blind at Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge in Idaho for use by people with disabilities. The response has been awesome. Read More ( >

DOI employeees Katharine Campbell and Stephanie Marrone planting flowers at C. Melvin Sharpe Health School.

DOI Employees Participate in D.C. Schools Annual Beautification Day

WED, OCTOBER 22, 2014, 09:08 AM EST

As part of the Department of the Interior’s education outreach, DOI representatives participated in the D.C. Public Schools Annual Beautification Day, at C. Melvin Sharpe Health School, and Ross Elementary School. Read More >