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: Preparation of Compensatory Damages/Reasonable Accommodation Analysis
This Directive revises and amends EOD 1999-02, issued in November 1998, and is effective immediately. Please refer to our previous EOD-1999-02 in concert with this amendment.
Enclosed is a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), U.S. Public Health Services (USPHS), Federal Occupational Health (FOH) and the Department of the Interior, for the provision of comprehensive occupational and environmental health services.
Also enclosed, please find: 1) an Official Authorization Page for services; 2) FOH Medical Information Management Requirements; and 3) the Scope of Work for services to be provided with corresponding charges.
Please indicate approval of this MOA by having the appropriate official sign and date both copies of the Official Authorization Page and return one signed copy to this office that will be forwarded to HHS/FOH, by close of business August 19, 2002.
Under the terms of the MOA, the DHHS, USPHS, and FOH will perform specific tasks as identified by the Bureau representative and outlined in a Scope of Work Statement. The point of contact will provide FOH with complainants' medical records, including medical release forms, other relevant documents and a list of concerns which will be addressed in the consultation. FOH physicians or mental health care providers will review complainants' claims regarding emotional and/or mental pain, stress, and physical symptoms. If requested, the FOH physician or mental health care provider will also assist the Agency in determining the extent to which the agency's conduct either directly or indirectly caused or aggravated complainant's harm. FOH's consultation will address the nature and severity of complainant's harm and the duration or expected duration of the harm. It will also address future treatment is necessary, and mitigation and abatement issues.
To simplify this process, we ask you to complete the enclosed FOH agreement so that each Bureau is included in the services provided by FOH. Please send both copies of the Official Authorization Pages and return signed copies to this office that will be forwarded to HHS/FOH, in care of Carmen J. Santana no later than August 19, 2002. We urge each Bureau to submit these documents since this will greatly assist HHS/FOH individuals responsible for analyzing compensatory damages claims and/or reasonable accommodation determinations. Please be aware that each claim will require the DOI's agreement number (D3H02IN25008) with PHS and that this umbrella agreement will provide faster service and ease in requesting analysis of reasonable accommodation determinations and compensatory damages claims.
DISTRIBUTION: Bureau and Office Equal Opportunity Officers
INQUIRIES: Carmen J. Santana
EXPIRES: When superseded
1. Previously 1999-02
2. Point of contact is defined as the designated Bureau person who is in direct contact, and is requesting assistance from FOH.