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).
If you plan to file for unemployment compensation, download and print this form. Take this form along with your furlough notice and the other documents described on the form to your local public employment service office.
If you file for unemployment benefits, state unemployment offices are accustomed to having an SF50 Personnel Action to help adjudicate your claim. Federal agencies, following guidance from the Office of Personnel Management, are not issuing SF50s at this time. The Department of Labor advises that in addition to the SF8, you should provide the state unemployment office with a copy of your most recent Leave and Earnings statement. Your Leave and Earnings statement includes the monetary information state offices can use to determine the amount of unemployment benefits you may be eligible to receive. Department of Labor also recommends you provide a copy of your most recent W-2 would work as well. Both your Leave and Earning Statement and your W-2 can be downloaded from Employee Express at https://www.employeeexpress.gov/DefaultLogin.aspx. Please note that if Congress approves back-payment of wages after the shutdown and you have received unemployment benefits, you will be required to repay your unemployment benefits.
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