Mercury's surface in "enhanced color," a color scheme created to emphasize color differences. This is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but by applying mathematical analysis to images, color differences can be accentuated beyond those visible to a person.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
Every day someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, or a park ranger. Discover your opportunities in national parks. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a job. Be the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.
With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
The Office of Facilities and Administrative Services (OFAS), Administrative Services Division, provides fleet management services for the Office of the Secretary. Employees of those offices can arrange for the temporary use of government vehicles (one small sedan, passenger van and cargo van) by contacting the Fleet Management Office. Requests for temporary use must include date, type of vehicle, destination, contact name, telephone number and office. Vehicles are provided on a first come, first serve basis and employees are encouraged to utilize public transportation first.
Fleet Vehicle Use Requirements
U.S. Government vehicles are to be used for official Government business only.
Transporting passengers other than those who are officially authorized is strictly prohibited.
All Government vehicles must be parked in their designated parking spaces while not in use.
All Government vehicle operators are required to have a valid driver's license.
Every time a government vehicle is used, a complete entry must be made into the log book located in the vehicle.
Government vehicle credit cards are assigned to each vehicle and are identified by the corresponding vehicle license tag number. Government credit cards are to be used for fuel only and receipts are to be kept in the vehicle logbook. Drivers are required to re-fuel the vehicles.
Accidents or any auto body damage to the Government vehicles must be reported immediately to the Fleet Management Office and local police as appropriate.
Traffic citations are the sole financial responsibility of the vehicle operator.
Seatbelts are to be worn at all times.
No cell phone usage permitted while operating a motor vehicle.
Be sure to remove all trash and belongings.
Hours of Operation
7:00 am to 4:30 pm Government Workdays
To be sure your needs are met, reserve vehicles in advance.
If you need assistance, you may contact the OFAS service desk on (202) 208-2222, or one of the individuals below: