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From the DepartmentNews from the Department



Secretary Sally Jewell

All DOI Employees: Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Season

FRI, DECEMBER 12, 2014, 10:04 AM EST

Nov. 15, 2014, marked the second phase of open enrollment for health insurance plans since the Affordable Care Act became law. Although enrollment runs through Feb. 15, 2015, plans must be purchased by Dec. 15, 2014, for coverage to start Jan. 1, 2015. Read More >


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All DOI Employees: Ethics Guidance for the Holiday Season

FRI, DECEMBER 5, 2014, 11:42 AM EST

The Department of the Interior's Ethics Office wishes DOI employees a merry and safe holiday season and provide them with a summary of the ethics rules governing various holiday activities. Read More >


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DOI Spotlight on Safety Newsletter for December 2014 Now Available Online

MON, DECEMBER 1, 2014, 11:50 AM EST

DOI's latest Spotlight on Safety newsletter is now available online. Brought to you by DOI's Office of Occupational Safety and Health, these newsletters are one of the many ways that DOI is working to ensure the safety of employees and visitors. Read More >


Screenshot from Secretary Jewell's video message to employees

All DOI Employees: A Thanksgiving Message for You from Secretary Jewell

WED, NOVEMBER 26, 2014, 12:08 PM EST

Please enjoy this message from Secretary Jewell to thank you for your work throughout the year on behalf of the Department. Read More >


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All DOI D.C. Metro Area Employees: President’s Management Council Interagency Rotation Program (Cohort No. 8)

FRI, NOVEMBER 21, 2014, 03:00 PM EST

DOI D.C. metro area employees are invited to apply for the President's Management Council Interagency Rotation Program, a 6-month rotation program that provides opportunities for high-potential GS 13-15s to develop leadership competencies. Deadline: 12/15 Read More >


From the FieldNews from the Field



Muir Glacier and Muir Inlet, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, St. Elias Mountains, Alaska.

USGS: Winter is Coming - The Science of Ice and Fire

FRI, DECEMBER 19, 2014, 10:19 AM EST

USGS scientists are committed to understanding the real science of ice and fire. For those who watch Game of Thrones, there are, indeed, parts of the show that can be paralleled to Earth science today. Read More (usgs.gov) >


From left, BOEM Diversity Change Agent Patricia Jones, BSEE DCA Olivia Adrian, then BOEM Acting Director Walter Cruickshank at a BOEM Multi-Cultural Day event.

Web Reads: Diversity/Careers Magazine Interviews BOEM's Patricia Jones

FRI, DECEMBER 19, 2014, 09:24 AM EST

In an interview with Diversity Careers in Engineering and Information Technology Magazine, Patricia Jones, a diversity-change agent with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management discusses BOEM's commitment to diversity, inclusion and work-life balance. Read More (diversitycareers.com) >


Clockwise from left: NPS award-winnining employees Lucas Flickinger, Marty Blatt, and Duane Hubbard

NPS Employees Earn Top Honors for Excellence in Cultural Resources Stewardship and Management

FRI, DECEMBER 19, 2014, 08:16 AM EST

Three employees who played vital roles in preserving battlefield monuments, telling the story of Haitian Americans in the Civil War, and uncovering archeological discoveries won NPS Awards for Excellence in Cultural Resources Stewardship and Management. Read More (nps.gov) >


BLM Souteastern States Field Office employees holding items they've gathered for care packages for the homeless.

Web Reads: BLMers Giving Back: Southeastern States Field Office Employees Continue Annual Holiday Giving

THU, DECEMBER 18, 2014, 02:03 PM EST

Each year, employees with the BLM Southeastern States Field Office in Jackson, Miss., select a local charity to assist. This holiday season they helping an area organization gather everyday items for care packages for the homeless. Read More (tumblr.com) >


Photo from USGS genetic-research fact sheet: NPS photo of an invasive Burmese python in the Everglades

USGS Amps up Environmental DNA Research with New DNA Machine

THU, DECEMBER 18, 2014, 12:13 PM EST

USGS has acquired a state-of-the-art genetic-analysis machine that will help advance environmental DNA research. The use of eDNA could assist resource managers nationwide, conserve imperiled species and improve control efforts of invasive species. Read More (usgs.gov) >