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.
FROM: E. Melodee Stith, Director, Office for Equal Opportunity
SUBJECT: Alternative Dispute Resolution Compliance Review--Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations at 29 CFR 1614 require the Department of the Interior to provide complainants with access to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) programs at the informal and the formal stages of Complaints Processing and Adjudication. Departmental ADR policies implementing EEOC and Departmental requirements have been in place (EOD-2001-13: ADR Monthly Reporting) and compel management's mandatory application of ADR systems for all complainants who wish to pursue alternative methods for reaching accords in cases of alleged employment discrimination (EOD-2000-16: Mandatory ADR Policy).
The EEOC will review the Department's ADR Program to ascertain our compliance with 29 CFR 1614, Management Directive-110 (MD-110), and our internal policies. Accordingly, the Office for Equal Opportunity will prepare the Department's comprehensive submission of data and information for use by EEOC officials in their compliance review and assessment the Department's ADR Program compliance.
Please submit the required and, if you wish, the optional information noted below to Richard E. Redmond by August 20, 2001. Your submissions must cover the period from October 1, 2000 through July 31, 2001.
If you have previously submitted these materials, you may certify that the information is current and re-submit it. However if your ADR Program has changed during the intervening months, please let us know that this is a new submission.
ADR policies, procedures, and forms used by your organization;
Implementing instructions used by your organization;
Performance standards for individuals responsible for ADR in your organization;
Performance standards for all components of your organization;
Cost analysis of contracting/outsourcing activities employed by your organization;
Cost analysis of expenditures for Collateral and Full-time EEO Counselors.
Narrative descriptions of your organization's "best practices" in ADR.
Trend analyses to address: ADR processing times and costs for ADR applications; costs of ADR resolutions/settlements; attorneys' fees and costs associated with ADR.
Summaries of other related information favorably illustrative of your ADR program.
Should you have questions concerning the EEOC Compliance Review, please contact Richard E. Redmond, at 202-208-5183. Your timely responses are sincerely appreciated.
Inquiries: Richard E. Redmond, ADR/AAI, Office for Equal Opportunity, 202-208-5183