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All DOI D.C. Metro Area Employees: 2015 Earth Day and Personal Home Computer and Electronic Disposal Day

THU, APRIL 16, 2015, 01:12 PM EST

You are cordially invited to participate in the celebration of Earth Day 2015 on April 22 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Rawlins Park. Rawlins Park is located at the intersection of 18th and E Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C. Read More >

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All DOI Employees: Invitation to IBC's Technology and Innovation Showcase, April 23 in Washington, D.C., and via Livestream

THU, APRIL 16, 2015, 11:19 AM EST

We at IBC invite you to join us on April 23 for a Technology and Innovation Showcase we are hosting at the Main Interior Building in Washington, D.C., to share new and emerging solutions from industry leading scientists and engineers. Read More >

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DOI Spotlight on Safety Newsletter for April 2015 Now Available Online

WED, APRIL 1, 2015, 10:12 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: New Deadlines on Approval Time for Ethics Forms Related to Events and Travel

FRI, MARCH 20, 2015, 08:45 AM EST

Employees who wish to attend a widely attended gathering or accept travel expenses from a non-Federal source must receive prior approval from their servicing Ethics Office and their supervisor -- and they must submit related forms 24 hours in advance. Read More >

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All DOI Employees: Gambling in the Workplace

WED, MARCH 18, 2015, 01:53 PM EST

While nothing compares to the excitement of seeing your team advance in the tournament during March Madness, placing a wager on the outcome of a game, for even a small amount of money, is absolutely prohibited in the federal workplace. Read More >

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Snow machines lined up for a day of fun in the snow and sun.

BLM-Alaska: Wounded Warriors Enjoy Alaska Snow Race

FRI, APRIL 24, 2015, 11:21 AM EST

There are many ways to support our troops, but perhaps one of the coolest is with snow machines and playing cards. BLM-Alaska's Steve Weeks and Rhonda Williams on March 28 assisted the Valdez Snowmachine Club at its annual Wounded Warrior Poker Run. Read More >

Phi Beta Sigmas touring Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

USFWS: A Vital Partnership Takes Root, And Urban Kids Will Benefit

FRI, APRIL 24, 2015, 08:54 AM EST

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe shares his thoughts on the one-year anniversary of USFWS' partnership with Phi Beta Sigma, one of the nation’s oldest and most prominent African American fraternities. Read More ( >

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Three Teams Take Top Honors in Desal Prize at Bureau of Reclamation's Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility

FRI, APRIL 24, 2015, 07:10 AM EST

The Bureau of Reclamation and USAID have announced the April 9-11 winners of the Desal Prize, a competition that challenged worldwide innovators to create desalination technologies that are cost effective, energy efficient and environmentally sustainable. Read More >

Photos of some of the more than 400 volunteers at the event.

NPS: Cultivating a Living Memorial at Flight 93

THU, APRIL 23, 2015, 12:39 PM EST

Volunteers at Plant a Tree at Flight 93-2015 "find their park" while helping the National Park Service and its partners cultivate a living memorial for today and into the next century. Read More >


NPS: Bil Vandergraff Receives 2014 Harry Yount Award

WED, APRIL 22, 2015, 01:24 PM EST

Deep in the Grand Canyon, “One L Bil” is the go-to guy for any situation. Renowned for his extensive skills, calm demeanor, and institutional knowledge, park ranger Bil Vandergraff has been involved in more than 2,000 search-and-rescue missions. Read More >