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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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DOI Spotlight on Safety Newsletter for March 2015 Now Available Online

MON, MARCH 2, 2015, 02:31 PM 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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Web Reads: Feb 22-28 is National Invasive Species Awareness Week

THU, FEBRUARY 26, 2015, 01:37 PM EST

Feb 22-28 is National Invasive Species Awareness Week, a week of events across the nation to raise awareness and identify solutions to invasive species issues at local, state, tribal, regional, and national scales. Learn more here. Read More (nisaw.org) >


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IBC: SAVE THE DATE - Women's History Month Celebration

MON, FEBRUARY 23, 2015, 09:12 AM EST

In honor of National Women's History month, IBC invites DOI employees to attend a celebration on March 24, 2015, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Atrium building in Herndon, Va. The includes guest speakers, historic exhibits and light refreshments. Read More >


From the FieldNews from the Field



USGS copper engraving plate of Washington, D.C.

USGS Engravings Offered to the Public

MON, MARCH 30, 2015, 11:15 AM EST

From the 1880s to the 1950s, USGS used engraved copper plates in the process of printing topographic and geographic quadrangle maps at several map scales. Now USGS is offering some surplus engraved copper plates for sale through government auction. Read More (usgs.gov) >


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BLM: Turning the Tides

MON, MARCH 30, 2015, 08:41 AM EST

Where can you find the only logger-head turtle nesting area managed by the Bureau of Land Management? That distinction belongs to BLM Eastern States, which provides a breezy overview of its management the beach at Gulf Shores here. Read More (blm.gov) >


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DOI VISTA TEAM: New VISTAs Fleeced!

MON, MARCH 30, 2015, 07:49 AM EST

In a tradition going back to the early days of the VISTA Teams, new members were presented their official OSMRE or DOI VISTA fleeces by Allan Comp, program officer, and Mary Pletcher, deputy assistant secretary, at a training session earlier this month. Read More >


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USFWS Grant Program Helps Wood Bison Return to Wilds of Alaska

THU, MARCH 26, 2015, 10:06 AM EST

A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grant is helping to reintroduce the threatened wood bison to Alaska. On Sunday the Alaska Department of Fish and Game started flying wood bison from the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to the rural village of Shageluk. Read More (fws.gov) >


Photos of students taking part in a small-scale bridge-building competition.

Reclamation: Bridges Buckle at 48th Annual Colorado High School Bridge Building Competition

THU, MARCH 26, 2015, 08:49 AM EST

Colorado high-school students tested their homemade, small-scale bridges during an annual competition the Bureau of Reclamation cosponsors to encourage participation in the fields of science, math, engineering and technology. Read More >