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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



BLM Souteastern States Field Office employees holding items they've gathered for care packages for the homeless.

Web Reads: BLMers Giving Back: Southeastern States Field Office Employees Continue Annual Holiday Giving

THU, DECEMBER 18, 2014, 02:03 PM EST

Each year, employees with the BLM Southeastern States Field Office in Jackson, Miss., select a local charity to assist. This holiday season they helping an area organization gather everyday items for care packages for the homeless. Read More (tumblr.com) >


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USGS Amps up Environmental DNA Research with New DNA Machine

THU, DECEMBER 18, 2014, 12:13 PM EST

USGS has acquired a state-of-the-art genetic-analysis machine that will help advance environmental DNA research. The use of eDNA could assist resource managers nationwide, conserve imperiled species and improve control efforts of invasive species. Read More (usgs.gov) >


Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López

Estevan Lopez Confirmed as 22nd Commissioner for Bureau of Reclamation

THU, DECEMBER 18, 2014, 11:32 AM EST

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Estevan López as commissioner of Reclamation. López, who had been serving as principal deputy commissioner since Oct. 8, will take the helm of the 5,500-person agency that manages water and generates power in the western U.S. Read More (usbr.gov) >


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NPS: Yellowstone Geyser Eruption Predictions Now Available on Your Smartphone, Tablet

WED, DECEMBER 17, 2014, 01:38 PM EST

You can now discover the natural wonder of the most famous geyser of all, Old Faithful, and other geysers with a free National Park Service app that you can use during your visit to Yellowstone National Park and at home. Read More (nps.gov) >


Student Conservation Association intern Stacey Kinney banding a duck and a USFWS national wildlife refuge

USFWS: Even With Ducks Flipping Out, Duck Banding Taught Stacey Kinney a Lot

WED, DECEMBER 17, 2014, 12:26 PM EST

Stacey Kinney, who spent her summer as a Student Conservation Association intern at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's North Mississippi Refuges Complex, recalls an experience banding ducks. Read More (fws.gov) >