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2003 What's New?


12/22/03

The following Instructional Memorandum (IM) has been issued:

IM APS 2004-03 - (Facilities Allocation Plan)- 12/15/03

The following SM chapter has been issued:

SM 308.62 – (Investment Review Board) - 12/11/03

12/10/03

The following Instructional Memorandum (IM) has been issued:

IM APS 2004-02 - (Entering Agreements in the Budget and Science Information System Plus (BASIS+) - 12/02/03

11/26/03

The following Instructional Memorandum (IM) has been issued:

IM APS 2004-01 - (Fiscal Year 2004 Bureau Special and Cost Shared Rates)

10/30/2003

The following Instructional Memorandum (IM) has been issued:

IM OFM 2003-10 - (Object Classification)

10/15/2003

The following Instructional Memorandum (IM) has been issued:

IM OB 2003-02 - (Guidance For Establishing Working Capital Fund (WCF) Investment Plans For The Purpose of Decommissioning Abandoned Field Sites) - 10/01/03 (Replaces OB 2003-01 without change)

10/3/2003

The following SM Chapter has been deleted:

SM 600.4 (Automated Data Processing (ADP) Acquisition) -10/30/90

9/03/2003

The following SM Chapter has been revised: (SM 220.5 Acceptance of Conveyance Incorporated)

SM 205.12 - (Real Property Management) - 08/11/03

8/26/03

The following SM Chapter has been issued:

SM 600.6 - (Implementation and Administration of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act)
- 08/13/03

8/22/03

The following SM Chapter has been issued:

SM 423.1 - (Real Property Valuation) - 08/13/03

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM APS 2003-18 - (Business Rules for Transactions with Other Federal Agencies) - 08/04/03

08/20/2003

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

SM 370.575.1 - (Recruitment and Relocation Bonuses and Retention Allowances) - 07/28/03

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM OB 2003-01 - (Guidance For Establishing Working Capital Fund (WCF) Investment Plans For The Purpose of Decommissioning Abandoned Field Sites) - 07/11/03

07/22/2003

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been revised:

IM APS 2003-06 - (Administering the Allocation of Funds) and Attachment 2 Changing the Distribution of Appropriated Funds) - 07/17/2003

07/21/2003

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM APS 2003-17 - Revision of Authority to Approve Changes in Distribution of Appropriated Funds - 07/17/03

07/16/2003

The USGS Survey Manual Index (http://www.usgs.gov/usgs-manual/ )has added a new section called 'Records Schedules.' Linked to this section is the revised USGS General Records Disposition Schedule issued in April 2003 ( http://www.usgs.gov/usgs-manual/schedule/432-1-s1/index.html ).

07/15/2003

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been revised:

IM APS 2003-05 - Procedures for Entering FY 2003 Appropriated Agreement Allocations in BASIS+ - 06/05/03

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) have been issued:

IM APS 2003-16 - Fiscal Year 2003 Facilities Allocations and Subsequent Changes - 06/25/03

IM OFM 2003-09 - Commitments - 06/09/03

06/30/2003

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM APS 2003-15 -When Work Can Begin on an Agreement for a Non-USGS Customer - 06/12/03

IM APS 2003-10 - Procedures for Entering FY 2003 Overhead/Burden Agreement Allocations
in BASIS+
- 04/15/03

06/12/2003

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM OFM 2003-8 - (Allocating Burden from Reimbursable Accounts) - 05/09/03

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been removed:

IM OFM 2003-02 - (Allocating Burden from Reimbursable Accounts ) - 12/10/02

06/11/2003

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

SM 370.300.8.1 (Details and Temporary Assignments) - 06/05/03

The following SM Appendix has been revised:

SM 205.1 Appendix F (Requesting Approval of Personnel Actions) - 6/3/03

06/02/2003

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

SM 205.2 - (Travel Delegations) - 05/27/03

05/29/2003

The following SM Chapter has been issued:

SM 550.1 (USGS Visual Identity System) - 05/28/03

05/21/2003

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) have been issued:

IM APS 2003-14 - (Cost Center Manager Quarterly Certification Requirement) - 05/01/03

IM APS 2003-13 - (Monthly Review of Unliquidated Obligations and Accruals) - 05/01/03

05/20/2003

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM APS 2003-12 - (Monthly Review of Unbilled Balances and Outstanding Advances) - 05/01/03

05/14/2003

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM APS 2003-11 - (Monthly Review of Billed Accounts Receivable) - 05/01/03

05/08/2003

The following SM Appendix to Instructional Memoranda IM APS 2003-07 , Appendix B, has been issued:

IM APS 2003-07 Appendix B, Guidelines for Assigning Funds from Reimbursable Customers to Program Elements in Geologic Hazards, Resources, and Processes

05/07/2003

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM APS 2003-09 - (Cost Sharing in Fiscal Year (FY) 2003) - 03/21/2003

04/23/2003

The following SM Series has been established:

Series 1100 Publishing

04/21/2003

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

SM 205.10 – (Financial Administration Delegations) - 04/10/03

04/07/2003

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM APS 2003-06 - (Administering the Allocation of Funds) - 03/25/2003

03/26/2003

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM APS 2003-08 - (Fiscal Years 1998-2002 Advances Associated with Fixed Price Agreements) - 03/21/2003

03/25/2003

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

SM 431.5 (Directives Management) - 3/11/2003

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

APS 2003-07 Fiscal Year 2003 Reimbursable Agreements: Fund Codes and Program Elements- 03/19/2003

03/20/2003

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM APS 2003-03 (Procedures for Entering Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 Revenue Source and Other Fund Type Agreement Allocations in BASIS+) - 03/11/2003

03/18/2003

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM APS 2003-04 - (Fiscal Year (FY) Revised Proceudres for In-kind Services in the Water Resources Cooperative Program) - 03/12/2003

03/11/2003

The following SM Chapters have been revised:

SM 501-1 (Cost Distribution) - 02/21/2003

SM 205-13 (Delegations of Authority to Enter into Agreements and to Accept Contributions) - 03/7/2003

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) have been issued:

IM APS 2003-001 - (Miscellaneous Business Practices Questions) - 11/15/2002

IM OFS 2002-008 - (Procedures for Entering FY 2003 Reimbursable Agreements in BASIS+ ) - 12/31/2002

03/07/2003

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM OFS-2002-005 (Funding and Account Number Coding for Place-Based Studies) -10/22/2002

03/06/2003

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) have been removed:

IM OOP-02-001 Competitive Area - Office of the Regional Hydrologist, Eastern Region, South, Water

IM OOP-02-002 Competitive Area - Office of the Regional Hydrologist, Eastern Region, North, Water

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) have been issued:

IM APS-2003-02 - (Federal Funding for the Water Resources Cooperative Program) - 02/6/2003

IM OFM 2003-04 - (Billing Non-Federal Customers Electronic Form DI-1040) - 02/26/2003

IM OFM 2003-03 - (Unidentified Miscellaneous Collections) - 02/24/2003

IM OFS-2002-007 (Guide for Reimbursable Agreements) - 11/27/2002

IM OFS-2002-006 (Working Capital Fund Account Number Guidance - FY2003) - 10/29/2002

IM OFS-2002-003 - (Account Number Establishment for FY-2003) - 09/3/2002

IM OFS-2002-002 - (Advances Associated with Fixed Price Agreements) - 08/20/2002

02/24/2003

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM OOP-03-001 - (Revised Competitive Areas) - 02/14/2003

02/19/2003

The following SM Handbook has been issued:

(Common Business Practices Handbook) - 11/02

02/12/2003

The following SM Chapter has been issued:

SM 308.59 (Special Emphasis Program Advisory Committee) - 09/26/02

The following SM Appendix has been revised:

SM 205.1 Appendix D (Delegation of Authority Details) - 11/25/02

02/10/2003

The following SM Chapter has been issued:

SM 308.60 (USGS Identification Clothing - Corporate Identification Committee) - 12/19/02

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

SM 205.13 (Delegations of Authority to Enter into Agreements and to Accept Contributions) - 12/02/02

02/07/2003

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

SM 205.4 (Procurement) - 09/06/02

02/06/2003

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

SM 370.338.2 (Employment of Relatives) - 01/16/03

The following SM Chapter has been issued:

SM 440.8 - (Nuclear Formerly Restricted Data (FRD) and Restricted Data (RD) Information Classification and Declassification ) - 07/30/02

01/14/2003

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued: IM OFM 2003-02 (Allocating Burden from Reimbursable Accounts) - 12/10/02

01/08/2003

The following Survey Manual Chapter has been issued: SM 370.400.1 (USGS Employee Survey Program ) - 10/01/02

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM OAG 2002-01 (Revisions to Policy on Interagency Agreements (Funds Outgoing)) - 10/29/02

The following Survey Manual Chapter has been issued: SM 402-12 (Alcohol) - 07/20/02


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