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: Carolyn M. Burrell, Assistant Director, Complaints Processing and Adjudication
SUBJECT: New York District Office - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The purpose of this Directive is to provide you with information on the status of complaint cases that are pending hearing in the New York District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The New York District Office of the EEOC was located in the World Trade Center. Fortunately all of the staff were safely evacuated and have been accounted for; however, the New York District office and all its contents, including case files and other materials stored there were destroyed on September 11th. The EEOC does have computerized records of pending cases.
All efforts are being made to reopen the New York Office as soon as possible and once a location or locations have been identified to which files can be sent, the EEOC will be asking that copies of the official case files be re-submitted for each case that was pending hearing for which files were lost. (Some files were in the Boston office and the Administrative Judges had some files in locations other than the New York Office.) To ensure that their electronic records are as complete as possible, at that time, Agencies will also be asked to send copies of any requests for hearing received from complainants on or after August 13, 2001. Therefore, please take the time to determine what cases, if any, your Bureau may have had that were pending hearing before an administrative judge in New York, or the submission of documentation or other information to that office.
Until we receive specific instructions from the administrative judge or other EEOC staff, no information or materials are to be submitted to the New York District Office. Further, in those instances in which Administrative Judges have already issued instructions or orders, or scheduled a hearing, you should not expect that the matter will proceed as planned or ordered. The administrative judges or other EEOC staff will be in contact with this office within the next few weeks to make arrangements as needed. As we receive further guidance and requests we will advise you of such.
For your information we are providing, as attachments to this Directive, copies of the electronic mail communication from the Director, Federal Sector Programs, EEOC and the letter from Cari M. Dominiguez, Chair, EEOC regarding the situation with the New York District Office. Upon receipt of further information regarding these matters, we will be in communication with you.
Attachments (2) - Please call 202-208-5693.
DISTRIBUTION: Bureau and Office Equal Opportunity Officers
INQUIRIES: Carolyn M. Burrell, Assistant Director, Complaints Processing and Adjudication, 202-208-3442