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 provides personal property management oversight and services for the Office of the Secretary (OS) nationwide. The Administrative Services Division, Property and Mail Management Branch, coordinates personal property activities with OS Offices and their designated contacts to manage accountable and sensitive personal property; acquire and dispose of excess/surplus furniture and equipment; and provide training on personal property process and procedures.
The following are some of the personal property services provided by this office:
Manage OS accountable personal property in the Department's Financial and Business Management System (FBMS)
Issue guidance on personal property accountability. Contact any staff member listed below for hard or electronic copy of latest Property Training Manual.
Establish and maintain client office listings of Accountable and Custodial Property Officers (APO/CPO). (Note: Offices are required to provide the Property Management Branch with their CPO designees within 30 days following a change or replacement)
Conduct training for APO/CPO's
Conduct and maintain personal property inventories
Perform management control reviews for property accountability
Provide excess furniture and/or purchase of new/used furniture thru GSA surplus
Disposal of surplus furniture
Recycle computers and other equipment (Note: Before disposal of computer equipment, all hard drives are to be completely erased and sanitized of official government records. For questions on erasing hard drives, contact your IT Service provider)
Lost or Stolen IT Equipment: - Immediately report all incidents involving the potential loss or theft of computers (e.g., desktops, laptops, servers), tablets, or mobile devices to the DOI Computer Incident Response Center (DOICIRC) and, follow other appropriate processes and procedures established such as reporting the incident to your supervisor and the OFAS property office.
Contact: DOI CIRC (703) 648-5655;
Do not place surplus furniture or equipment in the hallways
Disposal of surplus furniture and equipment must be coordinated through Administrative Contacts
Disposal of large volume of surplus furniture and equipment may require contract labor support (see moving services page on contract request and job assessment)
Provide 2 business days notice to schedule removal of surplus furniture and equipment
Clearly label furniture and equipment as surplus
Contact this office to arrange for proper disposal of refrigerators and microwaves
If you need assistance, please contact the OFAS Service Desk at (202) 208-2222 or one of the individuals below.