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.
Subject: USPS Mail and Timeliness of Complaints Processing
As many of you know, Interior's buildings which are located in Washington, D.C. have not received mail through the United States Postal Service since October 19, 2001, due to Anthrax contamination at USPS facilities located in the District and other postal facilities located throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.. Field installations may or may not be affected by this delay, but some EEO correspondence goes through the Main Interior building to the Field.
The USPS resumed mail delivery to Interior's mail room on November 20, 2001. However, mail delivery to the Department's Office for Equal Opportunity, to date, has been limited to bulk mail, such as magazines, newspapers, mail solicitation. It may take some time until OEO receives official correspondence, files, and other documents related to complaints processing.
In the meantime, in efforts to assure timeliness in complaints processing, we are asking you to use other methods of transmitting time sensitive complaints correspondence, i.e., filing of complaints (Form DI-1892), Administrative Judges Decisions, Notice of Appeal (Appendix O, MD-110) with briefs in support of appeals, Report of Investigations, files, hearing transcripts, Equal Employment Opportunity Orders and other documentation as appropriate through faxes, electronic mail, FEDEX, UPS, and courier. Also, it would serve the Agency to be lenient to complainants, regarding time frames used for Notices of Final Interviews, Election Notices, etc., when they have been inadvertently affected by this delay in mailing, as well as, making appropriate dismissal reviews considering the delay.
Further, if you are aware of any AJ decision or appeals filed since October 19, 2001, please notify us and/or send us a copy of the AJ's decision or appeal by facsimile immediately.
We also ask you to communicate this EOD to complainants and other individuals involved in complaints processing, including EEO staff, bureau EEO counselors, and attorneys. This EOD will remain in effect until this Office ceases to be affected by the mail delay and voids this guidance.
Distribution: All Bureau/Office Equal Opportunity Officers
Inquiries: Mercedes Flores, Chief of Staff, Office for Equal Opportunity, (202) 208-6120