Spring is coming early in 3/4 of national parks, according to a new study. Awesome? Not so much. As flowers bloom earlier every year, it’s disrupting the link between the wildflowers and the arrival of birds, bees, and butterflies that feed on and pollinate the flowers. In Shenandoah, an earlier spring is giving invasive plants a head start, and they’re displacing native wildflowers, leading to costly management issues.
Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person was illegal. New York City laws against homosexual activities were particularly harsh. The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.
Vine Creek Ranch at Death Valley National Park. Steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
The OCIO Employee Guide is a reference tool that was created to provide OCIO employees in all levels of management with guidance on how to perform various administrative functions such as…
Process time and attendance in the Quicktime system
Enroll in the Transit Subsidy Program
Become a Teleworker
Additionally, the guide informs the employees on the logistics of the Interior Complex (MIB and SIB) that would be most useful to the employee and his/her work environment such as…
Building Security and accessing the MIB & SIB
Room keys and badges
OCIO Employee Checklist
We created an OCIO Employee Checklist to assist employees with the onboarding process and make their transition to the OCIO as smooth as possible. The checklist provides in detail the required steps and forms that must be completed 'Before You Report', 'Your First Day', 'Your First Week', 'Your First Month', 'Your First 60 Days', Your First 90 Days', and 'Your First Year' of employment.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
EAP is a free of charge service provided through EAP Consultants Inc. contracted by DOI to provide employees with comprehensive EAP services. EAP offers assessment, short-term counseling, and referral services for a wide range of personal problems, as well as, a variety work/life issues including:
The safety and wellbeing of DOI employees is a top priority. In the event of an emergency in a DOI office space, you will be notified to immediately evacuate the building. This may include alarm bells, voice annunciated messages over the public announcement system, strobe lights and vibrating pagers (for hearing impaired individuals) etc. For additional information visit the Employee Emergency Information site.