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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 >


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All DOI Employees: Ethics Training Reminder

TUE, NOVEMBER 18, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

DOI employees who file public or confidential financial disclosure statements are required to fulfill one hour of annual ethics training by Dec. 31, 2014. Here are some last-minute opportunities for you to fulfill your training requirement: Read More >


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All DOI D.C. Metro Area Employees: 2014 Federal Benefits Open Season Health Fairs

THU, NOVEMBER 13, 2014, 12:38 PM EST

Federal Benefits Open Season runs from Nov. 10 - Dec. 8, 2014. This year BSEE and other DOI bureaus are sponsoring two health fairs for DOI D.C. metro area employees: one on Nov. 18 in Herndon, Va., and one on Nov. 20 in Washington, D.C. Read More >


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All DOI Employees: 2014 GreenGov Challenge – Submit Your Ideas by December 5, 2014

THU, NOVEMBER 13, 2014, 11:26 AM EST

Share your thoughts on how the Department of the Interior can become more efficient and sustainable by submitting your ideas to the 2014 GreenGov Challenge. Read More >


Group of veterans holding an American flag.

All DOI Employees: Best video you'll watch for Veterans Day

MON, NOVEMBER 10, 2014, 12:57 PM EST

We asked you to send us photos of veterans and service members enjoying America’s public lands, and we were blown away by your responses! We could not include every submission we received, but we think you will love what we put together. Watch Video >


From the FieldNews from the Field



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USFWS: Eight Wild Facts About Wild Turkeys

FRI, NOVEMBER 21, 2014, 11:42 AM EST

So you thought there was nothing to know about turkeys except whether you liked drumsticks or white meat. Think again. Read More (fws.gov) >


Volunteers from the Fort Benton community preparing a load of recycling for transport to Great Falls.

BLM Helps Initiate Local Recycling Effort in Montana

FRI, NOVEMBER 21, 2014, 10:34 AM EST

Many people in Fort Benton, Mont., have a strong recycling ethic. So much so that, until recently, folks around town would save up their materials, gather more from friends or co-workers, and take them to a recycling facility about 40 miles away. Read More >


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NPS: Education Program Brings Students to National Mall to Learn about Marian Anderson

FRI, NOVEMBER 21, 2014, 10:08 AM EST

As part of the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Marian Anderson's concert at the Lincoln Memorial, fourth- and fifth-grade students from the school she attended traveled to D.C. to participate in an education program about her performance. Read More >


Eagle Scout candidate Luke Morgan working on a trail at Lake Berryessa.

Reclamation: Eagle Scout Project Helps to Enhance Recreation at Lake Berryessa

FRI, NOVEMBER 21, 2014, 08:54 AM EST

This fall, Bureau of Reclamation staff at Lake Berryessa partnered with Eagle Scout candidate Luke Morgan for his project to develop a section of a hiking trail at Lake Berryessa. Read More (usbr.gov) >


USGS-EROS rendition of Landsat 8

dotGov Notes: USGS, NASA Recognize Landsat 8 Team with 2014 Group William T. Pecora Award

THU, NOVEMBER 20, 2014, 10:43 AM EST

On Nov. 18, the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA presented the 2014 group William T. Pecora Award to the Landsat 8 Team for its achievement in Earth remote sensing Read More (gsfc.nasa.gov) >