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2011-2012 What's New?


12/31/12

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

302.1 - Automatic Succession - Designation of Successors for Managers and Supervisors - 12/27/12

The following SM Chapter has been issued:

502.5 – Fundamental Science Practices: Safeguarding Unpublished U.S. Geological Survey Data, Information, and Associated Scientific Materials - 12/19/12
(Replaces Survey Manual chapter 500.14 - Safeguard and Release of U.S. Geological Survey Data and Information, dated May 15, 1992.)

10/1/12

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

318.1 - Freedom of Information Act - 9/27/12

9/27/12

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

370.334.1 – Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program - 9/26/12

9/24/12

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM AEI-12-08, Use of Limited Open Travel Authorizations (Blanket TAs)- 9/21/12

9/17/12

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

302.2 - Automatic Succession - Director - 8/14/12

7/24/12

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM AEI-12-05, Vendor Waiver Processes for Electronic Funds Transfer, Central Contractor Registration, Internet Payment Platform, and Treasury's Automated Standard Application for Payments System - 7/18/12

6/19/12

The following SM Chapter has been issued:

515.4 - Environmental Management Systems - 6/12/12

6/8/12

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

500.20 - Technology Transfer Authority - 6/6/12

5/9/12

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM AEI-12-07, Purchase of Promotional Items - 5/8/12

4/27/12

The following Survey Manual Chapter has been issued:

308.74, USGS Fundamental Science Practices Advisory Committee - 4/26/12

3/27/12

The following Survey Manual Chapter has been issued:

308.62.1, USGS Facilities Investment Review Subcommittee - 3/21/12

3/20/12

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM AEI-12-03, SM 205.1, Human Resources Management, Appendix B, Section C-2 thru C-3(a)(2) and Section C-3(b)(1) and C-3(b)(2), Employee Relations - Awards - 3/8/12

3/12/12

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM OOP-12-001, Revised Competitive Areas - 2/27/12

1/9/12

The following Survey Manual Chapter has been issued:

SM 308.75, USGS Executive Leadership Team - 1/4/12

12/20/11

The following SM Chapters have been revised:

502.1 - Fundamental Science Practices: Foundation Policy - 12/16/11

502.2 - Fundamental Science Practices: Planning and Conducting Data Collection and Research - 12/16/11

502.3 - Fundamental Science Practices: Peer Review - 12/16/11

502.4 - Fundamental Science Practices: Review, Approval, and Release of Information Products - 12/16/11

12/13/11

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

205.18 - Authority to Approve Information Products - 12/13/11

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM AEI-2011-08, Conference Related Activities and Spending- 10/20/11

12/8/11

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM AEI-2011-07, Reduced Meals and Incidental Expenses- 12/7/11

10/16/11

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM AEI-2012-01, SM 205.1, Human Resources Management, Appendix B, Section A-7, Delegations of Authority for Directed Reassignment Outside of Local Commuting Area - 11/10/11

10/24/11

The following Survey Manual Chapter has been issued:

SM 308.73, USGS Sustainability Council - 10/21/11 (Supersedes Survey Manual, Chapter 308.63 – Environmental Management Council, and Appendix A, Charter Environmental Management Council)

9/8/11

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM AEI-2011-05, Activity Based Costing Guidance - 9/6/11

8/29/11

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM AEI-2011-06, Special Policy Guidance Related to Hurricane Irene Storm Surge 2011 Reference: IM 2004-14; Emergency Spending Related to Extreme Natural Hazard Events - 8/26/11

7/21/11

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

308.62 – Investment Review Board - 4/25/11

The following SM Chapter has been removed:

450.1 - Legal Advice and Assistance - (The information is now available on the DOI Solicitor Web page).

7/18/11

The following SM Handbook has been revised:

Volunteer for Science Handbook (500-23-H)- 6/11

7/18/11

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

500.23 - Volunteer Service Acceptance - 6/29/11

4/13/11

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

SM 205.13- Delegations of Authority to Enter into Agreements and to Accept Contributions - 4/11/11

4/7/11

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM AEI-2011-03, Redelegation of Authorities - 4/1/11

4/4/11

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

SM 440.6 – Flags - 3/30/11

3/30/11

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM AEI-2011-04, When Work Can Begin on an Agreement for a Non-U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Customer - 3/28/11



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