USGS - science for a changing world

U.S. Geological Survey Manual

U.S. Geological Survey Manual

U.S. Geological Survey Instructional Memorandum No. OOP-95-01(HRO)

Date: July 17, 1995

Subject: Geologic Division Commuting Areas

Instructions:  Archive Instructional Memorandum OOP-95-01(HRO) – Expired.

370 DM 351 Appendix F4

Reference: 5 CFR 351.203

This Instructional Memorandum provides a summary of Geologic Division commuting areas. The commuting areas as defined in the attachment, reflect geographic areas that constitute one area for employment purposes. The commuting areas include population centers or two or more neighboring ones as well as the surrounding localities in which people live and can reasonably be expected to travel back and forth to their usual employment.

In that the U.S. Geological Survey competitive areas for reduction-in-force (RIF) purposes are defined by commuting area and division, these commuting areas are the geographic areas in which Geologic Division employees compete for RIF purposes.

If you have any questions regarding this issuance, please contact your servicing personnel staffing specialist.

Kathleen B. Rutledge

Acting Personnel Officer


Geologic Division Commuting Areas

Duty station is: then commuting area is:


Anchorage Same

College College and Fairbanks, AK

Fairbanks Same as College, AK area


Flagstaff Same

Tucson Same


Davis Same

Fresno Same

Long Beach Long Beach, Los Angeles, Riverside, and Pasadena, CA

Los Angeles Same as Long Beach, CA area

Mammoth Lakes Same

Menlo Park Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Redwood City, and Santa Cruz, CA

Palo Alto Same as Menlo Park, CA area

Pasadena Same as Long Beach, CA area

Paso Robles Same

Redwood City Same as Menlo Park, CA area

Riverside Same as Long Beach, CA area

Santa Barbara Same

Santa Cruz Same as Menlo Park, CA area


Boulder Boulder, Golden, and Lakewood, CO

Golden Same as Boulder, CO area

Lakewood Same as Boulder, CO area


Cheshire Cheshire, Hartford, and New Haven, CT

Hartford Same as Cheshire, CT area

New Haven Same as Cheshire, CT area


Wilmington Same

Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C., and Reston, VA


St. Petersburg same


Gwinnett County Gwinnett County and Carrollton, GA

Carrollton Same as Gwinnett County, GA area


Hawaii National Park same


Pocatello Same


Manhattan Same


New Orleans Same


Waterville Same


Woods Hole Same


Ann Arbor Same


Mounds View Same


Columbia Same


Missoula Same


Las Vegas Las Vegas and Mercury, NV

Mercury Same as Las Vegas, NV area

Reno Same

New Hampshire:

Bow Bow, Concord, and Durham, NH

Concord Same as Bow, NH area

Durham Same as Bow, NH area

New Mexico:

Albuquerque Same

New York:

Garden City Garden City and Tuxedo Park, NY

Tuxedo Park Same as Garden City, NY area

North Carolina:

Raleigh Same


Corvallis Corvallis and Eugene, OR

Eugene Same as Corvallis, OR area


State College Same

Puerto Rico:

Cayey Cayey and San Juan, PR

San Juan Same as Cayey, PR area

South Dakota:

Rapid City Same


Memphis Same


Austin Same

Houston Same


Corbin Same

Reston Same as Washington, D.C. area


Seattle Same

Spokane Same

Vancouver Same

Walla Walla Same

West Virginia:

Charleston Same

Morgantown Same

Saudi Arabia:

Jidda Same


Agana Same

Return to Instructional Memoranda Page
Return to Survey Manual Home Page
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, USA
URL: /usgs-manual/im/archive/oop-95-01(HRO).html
Contact: APS, Office of Policy and Analysis
Issuing Office: Office of Administrative Policy and Services
Content Information Contact: Pat Dunham 703-648-5751,
Last modification: 22-Aug-2017@12:03 (kk)
Privacy Statement