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.
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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.
In order to determine whether relocation expenses will be paid for an employee or outside candidate selected to fill the above-referenced position would be in the government's interests, I considered the factors checked below:
_____ (1) the quality and quantity of available candidates in the local commuting area;
_____ (2) the diversity of the local candidate pool;
_____ (3) time constraints for filling the position;
_____ (4) alternative considerations for meeting the human resource needs, such as details,
training, automation, etc.;
_____ (5) the availability of funds for payment of relocation expenses;
_____ (6) the existence of direct hire authority for the position;
_____ (7) the need to provide incentives to prospective candidates due to labor shortages,
working conditions, or other factors;
_____ (8) the possibility of offering other financial incentives such as a relocation bonus,
recruitment bonus, advance pay, etc.
Based on my consideration of the above factors, I have concluded that it
_____ is _____ is not
in the government's interest to pay relocation expenses. Any vacancy announcement or other solicitation for this position will be consistent with this determination.