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.
OFAS provides professional moving services for bureaus and offices that occupy the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior (DOI) Building, and the DOI South Interior Building. OFAS also provides limited moving services for DOI offices located in the surrounding Washington D.C., Metropolitan Area, evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The following outlines basic services provided by this office:
Office relocations, rearrange offices, remove surplus furniture and equipment;
Provide packing crates and materials (limited stock);
Remove and surplus computer and electronic equipment for recycling (Must have all computer disposal paperwork completed) by UNICOR; and
Deliver surplus and coordinate furniture pick-ups to and from the General Services Administration (GSA) and DOI warehouses.
Work is performed using in-house OFAS staff and/or contractors, and is contingent upon the assessment of each client office request. OFAS also maintains a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for contract moving services, mostly used for large and/or complex requests.
NOTE: Before a client office goes to GSA to pick out furniture, you must contact OFAS Moving Services first to ensure we can schedule the pick-up within GSA’s set 3-day window. GSA will not hold the furniture longer.
There are no charges associated with moves performed by OFAS Moving Services during normal business hours. Special requests, and/or work performed after normal business hours will require reimbursement by the bureau or office requesting the service.
Move requests that are large, or have a short turn-around timeframe may require support by our BPA moving contractor. OFAS can help make necessary arrangements to secure a contractor estimate and schedule the work, but the requesting bureau or office is responsible for the payment of the contract moving service and coordinating the work performed by the contractor.
Contractor pricing may vary depending on the following factors:
Number of moving crates
Number of laborers, truck driver(s) and supervisor(s)
System furniture assemble or disassemble
Heavy or special items like large filing systems or safes
An authorized official must commit funds prior to starting overtime, or BPA contractor work. The following payments are accepted:
Credit card; or
Interagency Agreement to OFAS
Identify a point of contact that is responsible for coordinating moves.
Plan and schedule your move as far in advance as possible.
Refer to the “Resources” section above for move checklist and instructions to provide employees.
Plan to purge filing cabinets and recycle unneeded equipment and files.
Provide a room diagram for placement of furnishings.
Pack in phases over time starting with infrequently used items first, gradually packing the items you use more often as the move date nears.
Clearly label all crates, boxes and furnishings.
Coordinate access and availability of loading dock(s) for relocations.
Scheduling a Move
Send all requests for moving services via e-mail to A Moving Services staff member will contact you and begin scheduling the work.
If you need additional assistance, contact the OFAS service desk at 202-208-2222, or one of the individuals listed below: