A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
AGREEMENT TO EXTEND 180 DAYS FOR COMPLAINT INVESTIGATION
Bureau Equal Opportunity Office
Dear Equal Opportunity Officer:
This is in reference to the complaint of discrimination I filed against the Department of the Interior, Bureau/Office on (date), docket number (XXX-XX-XXX) .
I have received notice that the investigation of my complaint has not yet been completed and that it has been one hundred and eighty (180) days since my complaint was filed. I understand that I now have the right to request a hearing before an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Administrative Judge (AJ), or I may allow the Bureau/Office an additional ninety (90) days to complete the investigation of my complaint. Pursuant to regulations at 29 C.F.R. 1614.108 (e):
[ ] I agree to a ninety (90) day extension for the Bureau/Office to complete the investigation of my complaint.
[ ] I do not agree to a 90-day extension to complete the investigation of my complaint. I am requesting a hearing by the EEOC, or in a mixed-case, a decision by the Director, OEO. Please advice me of the appropriate EEOC Field Office to which I should send my request.