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2013-2014 What's New?


11/7/14

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

SM 308.67 – Business Leaders Team - 11/6/14

9/22/14

The following SM Handbook Chapter has been issued:

SM 445-2-H Chapter 48 - Prevention of Cold Stress Injuries - 9/19/14

9/19/14

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

SM 445.1 Occupational Safety and Health Policy and Responsibilities - 9/17/14

The following SM Handbook Chapters have been revised:

SM 445-2-H Chapter 1 - Purpose, Authority and Policy - 9/14/14

SM 445-2-H Chapter 6 - Inspections and Abatement - 9/19/14

9/17/14

The following SM Handbook Chapter has been issued:

SM 445-2-H Chapter 51 - Industrial Hygiene Program - 8/22/14

The following SM Handbook Chapter has been revised:

SM 445-2-H Chapter 20 - Hazard Communication Protection Program - 8/22/14

8/25/14

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

SM 451.1.1 – Tort Claims Against the United States - 8/29/14

7/22/14

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM OA 2014-05, Sponsorship Approval Request - 7/7/14

7/17/14

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) have been issued:

IM OA 2014-09, Instructional Memorandum Series for the Hurricane Sandy Supplemental and Department of the Interior and Bureau Governance and Reporting Policy and Guidelines, Additional Project Funding - 7/14/14

IM OA 2014-10, Instructional Memorandum Series for the Hurricane Sandy Supplemental and Department of the Interior and Bureau Governance and Reporting Policy and Guidelines, Charging Leave to Sandy Supplemental Funding. - 7/16/14

7/14/14

The following SM Chapter has been removed:

SM 504.1 Standards for Digital Spatial Data Released to the Public (Any related content will be addressed in new or revised chapters to be released soon.)

7/8/14

The following SM Chapters have been removed:

340.3 Commercial Transportation
SM 340.4 Reimbursement for Use of Privately-Owned Conveyance
SM 340.5 Baggage
SM 340.6 Relocation Travel Allowance
SM 340.7 Per Diem Allowances
SM 340.8 Actual Subsistence Expenses
SM 340.9 Death of an Employee
SM 340.10 Miscellaneous Expenses
SM 340.12 Claims for Reimbursement
SM 340.17 Issuance, Control and Utilization of Government Transportation Requests
SM 340.18 Government Charge Card Program

6/19/14

The following SM Handbook Chapter has been issued:

SM 445-2-H Chapter 50 - Non-ionizing Radiation - 5/7/14

6/11/14

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM OA 2014-08, Use of Limited Open Travel Authorizations (Blanket Travel Authorizations) - 6/6/14

5/28/14

The following SM Chapters have been removed:

SM 332.1 - FFS Financial Reports (superseded by FBMS)

SM 330.4 - Accrued Expenditure Reports (superseded by FBMS - FOP Closeout Chapter 21.2 includes accrual procedures)

5/22/14

The following SM Handbook has been revised:

SM 515-1-H Environmental Management and Compliance Requirements Handbook - 4/28/14 (previously 445-1-H)

5/16/14

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM OA 2014-07, Instructional Memorandum Series for the Hurricane Sandy Supplemental and Department of the Interior and Bureau Governance and Reporting Policy and Guidelines, Update to Round 1 and Round 2 Obligations and Expenditure Timelines - 5/13/14

4/30/14

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM OA 2014-06, Instructional Memorandum (IM) Reimbursement of Charges Related to Employees’ Government Use of Personal Devices - 4/25/14

4/25/14

The following SM Handbook Chapter has been revised:

SM 445-2-H Chapter 45 - The Management of Occupational Heat Stress - 4/24/14

4/24/14

The following SM Chapters have been removed:

SM 370.308.3 - Student Career Experience Program

SM 370.537.1 - Student Loan Repayment Benefit

SM 370.575.1 - Recruitment and Relocation Bonuses and Retention Allowances

4/15/14

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

SM 338.3. - Collection of Erroneous Payments of Pay and Allowances to Employees - 4/9/14

3/27/14

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM AEI-14-04, Instructional Memorandum (IM) Series for the Hurricane Sandy Supplemental and Department of the Interior and Bureau Governance and Reporting Policy and Guidelines for Reimbursable Agreements (Source of Funds to the USGS) - 3/10/14

3/26/14

The following SM Chapter has been issued:

SM 1000.2 - USGS Workforce Accountability Plan - 3/24/14

3/26/14

The following SM Chapter has been issued:

SM 1000.2 - USGS Workforce Accountability Plan - 3/24/14

2/28/14

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

SM 308.66 – Specialized Safety Program Committees - 2/24/14

2/18/14

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

SM 308.64 – Occupational Safety and Health Council - 2/12/14

2/03/14

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) have been issued:

IM AEI-14-03 Conference-Related Activities and Spending - 1/30/14

IM AEI-14-01 Vendor Waiver Processes for Electronic Funds Transfer, Invoice Processing Platform, and Treasury’s Automated Standard Application for Payments System - 1/30/14

1/28/14

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

SM 370.335.1 – Merit Promotion Plan - 1/23/14

The following SM Handbook has been issued:

Merit Promotion Handbook - 370-335-H - 1/14

1/8/14

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

SM 308.62 – Investment Review Board - 1/2/14

12/24/13

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM AEI-14-02, Instructional Memorandum Series for the Hurricane Sandy Supplemental and Department of the Interior and Bureau Governance and Reporting Policy and Guidelines, Round 2 Funding - 12/23/13

12/16/13

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM OOP-14-001, Revised Competitive Areas - 12/13/13

11/21/13

The following SM Chapters have been removed:

SM 330.8 Payment Vouchering Numbering - (superseded by FBMS)

SM 342.2 - Automatic Recurring Payment - Fixed Amounts - (superseded by FBMS)

11/18/13

The following SM Handbook Chapter has been revised:

SM 445-2-H Chapter 9 - Occupational Safety and Health Councils, Committees, and Working Groups - 11/05/13

9/17/13

The following Survey Manual Chapter has been issued:

SM 515.1 - Environmental Compliance - 8/21/13

8/26/13

The following SM Chapters have been revised:

SM 335.1 - Accountable Officers - 8/21/13

SM 308.67 - Business Leaders Team - 8/1/13

SM 308.68 - Field Managers Team - 8/1/13

6/21/13

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM AEI-13-05, Instructional Memorandum Series for the Hurricane Sandy Supplemental and Department of the Interior and Bureau Governance and Reporting Policy and Guidelines - 6/21/13

4/10/13

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM AEI-13-02, Reduced Per Diem for Trips in Excess of 30 Days and Camp Rates - 4/3/13

3/29/13

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

SM 338.8 - Checks Payable Only by Foreign Banks - 3/27/13

1/17/13

The following SM Chapters have been removed:

SM 301.2 - Printed Instructional Materials Program - to be integrated into OMS Standand Operating Procedures

SM 308.60 - USGS Identification Clothing - Corporate Identification Committee - Obsolete program

SM 308.63 - Environmental Management Council -Replaced by SM 308.73 - USGS Sustainability Council

SM 308.65 - Regional OSH and Environmental Committees

SM 314.1 - Field Printing - to be integrated into OMS Standard Operating Procedures

SM 314.3 - Duplicating and Office Copying Equipment - to be integrated into OMS Standard Operating Procedures

SM 403.3 - Federal Standard Requisitioning and Issue Procedure (FEDSTRIP)

SM 403.10 - Gasoline Credit Cards

SM 408.11 - Sales to Employees of the Federal Government - see Federal Management Regulation 102-38.180

SM 408.3 - Identification Clothing

SM 410.2 - Centralized Movement of Household Goods - to be integrated into Traffic/Transportation Management chapter

SM 410.3 - Bills of Lading - to be integrated into Traffic/Transportation Management chapter

SM 410.4 - Transportation Assistance to Contracting Officers - to be integrated into Traffic/Transportation Management chapter

SM 410.5 - Discrepancies in Shipment - to be integrated into Traffic/Transportation Management chapter

SM 410.6 - Small Shipments - to be integrated into Traffic/Transportation Management chapter

SM 423.1 - Real Property Valuation - to be Integrated into Asset Management chapter

SM 429.7 - Parking Management - to be integrated into OMS Standard Operating Procedures

SM 516.2 - Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality

1/16/13

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

SM 601.1 – USGS Web Standards - 1/15/13



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