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.
allows employees to immediately use accumulated travel bonus points and benefits for personal travel. Authority to use benefits obtained as a result of official travel for personal use is contained in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002.
GSA will issue an amendment to the Federal Travel Regulation, 41 CFR 301, and other controlling regulations in the near future. Additional guidance will also be issued on the taxability of these benefits when used by an employee for personal travel.
Please direct any questions you may have on this subject to Mr. Lesley Oden on (202) 208-6225.
Prior Financial Administration
Memoranda on this Subject:
No. 84-162 (II.G.1.), November 19, 1984 - Canceled
No. 88-018 (II.G.1.), March 02, 1988 - Canceled
No. 90-072 (II.G.1.), September 6, 1990 - Canceled
No. 92-071 (II.G.1.), December 1, 1992 - Canceled
No. 96-019 (II.G.1.), May 29, 1996 - Canceled
No. 96-028 (II.G.1.), July 10, 1996 - Canceled
No. 96-049 (II.G.1.), November 5, 1996 - Canceled
No. 97-004 (II.G.1.), February 3,1997 - Canceled
No. 97-019 (II.G.1.), April 22, 1997 - Canceled
No. 98-009 (II.G.1.), June 11, 1998 - Canceled
No. 99-004 (II.G.1.), January 25, 1999, 1990 - Canceled
No. 99-031 (II.G.1.), July 21, 1999 - Canceled
No. 2000-17 (II.G.1.), May 31, 2000 - Canceled
No. 2001-02 (II.G.1.), January 23, 2001 - Canceled