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From the DepartmentNews from the Department



Secretary Sally Jewell

All DOI Employees: Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Season

FRI, DECEMBER 12, 2014, 10:04 AM EST

Nov. 15, 2014, marked the second phase of open enrollment for health insurance plans since the Affordable Care Act became law. Although enrollment runs through Feb. 15, 2015, plans must be purchased by Dec. 15, 2014, for coverage to start Jan. 1, 2015. Read More >


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All DOI Employees: Ethics Guidance for the Holiday Season

FRI, DECEMBER 5, 2014, 11:42 AM EST

The Department of the Interior's Ethics Office wishes DOI employees a merry and safe holiday season and provide them with a summary of the ethics rules governing various holiday activities. Read More >


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DOI Spotlight on Safety Newsletter for December 2014 Now Available Online

MON, DECEMBER 1, 2014, 11:50 AM EST

DOI's latest Spotlight on Safety newsletter is now available online. Brought to you by DOI's Office of Occupational Safety and Health, these newsletters are one of the many ways that DOI is working to ensure the safety of employees and visitors. Read More >


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All DOI Employees: A Thanksgiving Message for You from Secretary Jewell

WED, NOVEMBER 26, 2014, 12:08 PM EST

Please enjoy this message from Secretary Jewell to thank you for your work throughout the year on behalf of the Department. Read More >


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All DOI D.C. Metro Area Employees: President’s Management Council Interagency Rotation Program (Cohort No. 8)

FRI, NOVEMBER 21, 2014, 03:00 PM EST

DOI D.C. metro area employees are invited to apply for the President's Management Council Interagency Rotation Program, a 6-month rotation program that provides opportunities for high-potential GS 13-15s to develop leadership competencies. Deadline: 12/15 Read More >


From the FieldNews from the Field



Federal Duck Stamp

USFWS: It's More than A Duck Stamp - It's a Champion for Conservation

MON, DECEMBER 22, 2014, 12:40 PM EST

President Obama approved legislation last week that raised the price of the Federal Duck Stamp. This new law, supported by hunters, will enable the Fish and Wildlife Service to conserve tens of thousands of acres of important wildlife habitat every year. Read More (fws.gov) >


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IBC Staff Attend Military Spouse Employment Partnership 2014 New Partner Induction Ceremony

MON, DECEMBER 22, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

IBC staff who provide acquisition support to the DOD Spouse Education & Career Opportunities project attended a ceremony to induct new partners. There, Dr. Jill Biden congratulated industry partners for hiring more than 65,000 military spouses since 2011. Read More (doi.gov) >


Title screenshot from Reclamation video.

Web Reads: Bureau of Reclamation Laboratories Working with Worldwide Customers

MON, DECEMBER 22, 2014, 09:51 AM EST

The Bureau of Reclamation's Materials and Engineering Research Laboratory is sharing its knowledge, experience and capability in evaluating material from large dams with customers from around the world. Watch the Reclamation video here. Read More (youtube.com) >


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Web Reads: BLM Kicks Off Its Winter Bucket List Series

MON, DECEMBER 22, 2014, 09:03 AM EST

Each day this winter, the BLM on social media will feature a location ready-made for everyone’s bucket list - for spectacular winter scenery, unique features, and events. First up: Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area in Oregon. Read More (tumblr.com) >


Muir Glacier and Muir Inlet, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, St. Elias Mountains, Alaska.

USGS: Winter is Coming - The Science of Ice and Fire

FRI, DECEMBER 19, 2014, 10:19 AM EST

USGS scientists are committed to understanding the real science of ice and fire. For those who watch Game of Thrones, there are, indeed, parts of the show that can be paralleled to Earth science today. Read More (usgs.gov) >