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All DOI-D.C Metro Area Employees: Security and Emergency Preparedness Expo

WED, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014, 02:17 PM EST

The Department of the Interior's Office of Emergency Management invites DOI employees in the D.C. Metro Area to attend a “Security and Emergency Preparedness Expo,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 18, in front of Office of Personnel Management’s E St. courtyard. Read More >


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All DOI Employees: Equal Employment Opportunity Training (1 Hour Credit)

TUE, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014, 02:06 PM EST

On Sept. 17, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service are sponsoring training in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15. The training will take place 10-11 a.m in the SIB Auditorium, via livestream outside of D.C. Read More >


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All DOI Employees: Fundraising in the Federal Workplace

MON, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014, 11:10 AM EST

In response to recent inquiries about fundraising, most notably for the Ice Bucket Challenge, DOI's Ethics Office is reminding employees about the rules regarding fundraising for charity in the federal workplace. Read More >


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Office of Policy Analysis Seminar - Ecosystem Services Frameworks: Protecting the Chesapeake Bay and Providing Carbon Sequestration

MON, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014, 07:14 AM EST

Please join Interior’s Office of Policy Analysis Sept. 8 for its monthly speaker series, which will feature Dianna Hogan, USGS, for a discussion of the barriers, challenges, and opportunities to using an ecosystem services framework in decision making. Read More >


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All DOI Employees: 2014 Election and the Hatch Act

FRI, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014, 09:39 AM EST

With mid-term elections approaching, the Department of the Interior's Ethics Office details the requirements of the Hatch Act and the restrictions it places on political activity for federal employees. Read More >


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BLM-Utah: Bureau of Land Management Helped in Big Effort That Protected Tiny Fish

MON, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014, 11:26 AM EST

The BLM's work with the people in Utah to keep the least chub off of the government's endangered species list has paid off with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to remove the tiny, ancient fish from the Candidate Species List Read More >


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NPS-Flight 93 National Memorial: Sept. 11 Heroes Honored at Annual Ceremony

MON, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014, 08:02 AM EST

Flight 93 National Memorial honored the 40 passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 on the 13th anniversary of 9/11 with the annual observance on Thursday, Sept, 11, 2014. Read More >


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OSMRE/VISTA Teams Highlight Most Recent Accomplishments for 2014

FRI, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014, 11:28 AM EST

The award-winning OSMRE/VISTA Teams highlight their latest accomplishments to assist rural communities impoverished by environmental degradation and its consequences to make their home-place-watersheds healthier places to live and work. Read More >


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USGS: 20-Year Study Shows Levels of Pesticides Still a Concern for Aquatic Life in U.S. Rivers and Streams

FRI, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014, 09:31 AM EST

Levels of pesticides continue to be a concern for aquatic life in many of the nation’s rivers and streams in agricultural and urban areas, according to a new USGS study spanning two decades (1992-2011). Read More (usgs.gov) >


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USFWS Open Spaces Blog: In Tragedy’s Aftermath, a Gift from Above

FRI, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014, 09:11 AM EST

On Sept. 11, 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on its Open Spaces Blog featured a story written several years ago by USFWS' David Klinger: In Tragedy’s Aftermath, a Gift from Above FBI Agent Reveals Discovery a Decade After 9/11. Read More (fws.gov) >