A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
Frequently Asked Questions - Post Government Employment
Question: On post employment, Joshua recently retired as a GS-15 attorney/advisor for the Solicitor's Office. He was asked by officials of the Pawnee Indian Tribe to represent the Tribe in a mineral royalty dispute before the Bureau of Land Management. Joshua was involved in the beginning phase of this particular dispute when he was employed by the Department. Will the post employment laws allow Joshua to represent the Pawnee Tribe before the Department?
Answer: The answer is yes. Under the provisions of 25 USC 450i(j), a former employee may be assigned to represent a recognized Tribe on a particular matter before an agency of the United States. The former employee may do this without violating the post employment laws. If the matter was one in which the former employee was involved in as a Federal employee. the former employee is required to notify (in writing) the head of the agency of his or her plan to represent the Tribe before the Agency. See 18 U.S.C. §207
Question: I'm interested in leaving the Government and working for a company that my agency does business with? May I give the company my résumé?
Answer: You may; however, the prospective employer could be affected by projects and other matters you work on for the Government. If the projects to which you are assigned affect your prospective employer, then you may need to stop working on that project, i.e., recuse or disqualify yourself.