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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, District of Columbia, Press Release
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Establishment of Unified Regional Boundaries for the Department of the Interior

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, District of Columbia, Press Release
Secretary Zinke stands outdoors in a grassy meadow smiling at the camera.

Today, President Trump reaffirmed our reform efforts when he announced a proposal to merge administrative responsibilities of other Agencies into DOI to improve the efficiency of the regulatory process.

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The Department is sharing the most recent Semi-Annual Report to Congress issued by the Office of Inspector General.

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Increasing the purchase card spending limit provides opportunities for field personnel to quickly and easily buy the goods and services that they need, while allowing contracting officers to focus on more complex contracts.

Secretary Zinke, a white man with gray hair wearing a suit and tie, sits at a small table in a wood paneled office signing a piece of paper in a folder.

Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt and I directed that each Bureau develop an action plan to address its own specific harassment-related issues. Since that time, we have worked with Bureaus to achieve this goal and have finalized a new, comprehensive anti-harassment policy for the Department.

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All employees message about ethics at the Department of the Interior by Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt.

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The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) has issued two documents containing guidance for federal employees on personal social media use and partisan political activity in a clear, easy-to-understand format with real world examples and a new quick reference tool.

Secretary Zinke wears a suit and sits in a chair in an office with a fireplace and an American flag behind him.

I believe in engaging with employees to ensure that those affected by our reorganization will have a voice in the process. 

Interior's Work Environment Survey Results

Secretary Zinke addresses Interior's Work Environment Survey results and calls for a change in culture across the Department. 

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David L. Bernhardt, Deputy Secretary

After my first month as Deputy Secretary, and after reading certain comments I am troubled that there is not a universal sense in the Department of the Interior (Department) that those few employees who have failed to uphold these standards are appropriately being held accountable.

A Wall of Faces in the Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center displays pictures of the 40 passengers and crew of Flight 93.

When tragedy strikes, Americans mourn as one people, under one flag.  An attack on one of us is an attack on us all.

Secretary Zinke stands by a large window looking out at the blue sky.

I would like to take the time to highlight and thank the entire Department of the Interior team in the Gulf of Mexico and around the Country for their continued efforts in the wake of the catastrophic events caused by Hurricane Harvey.

District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Employee News, Employee Messages - Public, Press Release
Secretary Zinke stands with a small group of people next to an outdoor veterans memorial.

Supporting the military and our veterans has been at the heart of the mission at the Department of the Interior since its inception.

Secretary Zinke and Deputy Secretary Bernhardt wear business suits and shake hands inside a wood paneled office.

I look forward to working with many of you in my capacity as Interior’s Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer. 

Secretary Zinke wears a blue polo and khaki pants and stands in front of a brick building next to a sign for Glacier National Park with two other men, one of them in an NPS uniform.

I sincerely thank you for all you do, and I look forward to seeing you on our trails in 2017.

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