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.
Training and development is a critical tool for improving individual performance and opportunities, as well as the performance of the OCIO and the Department of the Interior. OCIO employees are required to complete an Individual Development Plan (IDP) to document their developmental needs. The information provided below will assist employees in working with their supervisors to address those needs by utilizing the department's resources to be successful in their current positions and future endeavors.
BEFORE YOU REPORT
Federal Information System Security Awareness (FISSA) – You must complete this training before you report to work. You can access the training here.
Please submit your certificate to Loray Harmon prior to your start date.
Every employee, contractor and volunteer having access to the DOI Network is required to receive annual training in security awareness, the privacy act and records management.
DOI Learn is the department-wide training registration system. OCIO employees and contractors should use DOI Learn to register and access training. All mandatory training is accessible through DOI Learn, as well as, other courses such as those offered DOI-wide or offered by other bureaus and offices.
It can take several weeks for new federal employees’ information to appear in DOI Learn. Therefore, new employees should not use the "Request a New Account" link on the login screen to request an account. New employees will receive an email with login instructions from the system when your account has been created.
Once an employee logs into DOI Learn, he/she will be required to update their profile information. Visit DOI Learn to get instructions on how to update your profile.
DOI University (DOIU)
The DOI University (DOIU) ) has extensive experience delivering a wide variety of competency-based training opportunities for DOI and other federal employees. DOIU offers courses and certificate programs to target knowledge sets and develop competencies. They also have the capability to deliver training at the client’s site to maximize training budgets and minimize travel costs. Their staff of training professionals supports all facets of the coordination and delivery to ensure a meaningful learning experience. DOIU works with you to develop online training to produce multimedia training events at their studio in Albuquerque, NM. DOIU is located in Albuquerque, NM, Denver, CO and Washington, DC.