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Our office establishes policies and coordinates and conducts in the areas of accounting and fiscal service, general services, security, information technology, safety and occupational health, acquisitions and grants, internal controls, technology transfer, facilities and property, environmental protection, and business systems.

The Office of Administration provides bureau-level policy, program development and direction related to business administration.  The Offices within the Office of Administration are the foundation to the bureau's ability to achieve the science mission.  Our activities include:

Administration provides the comprehensive support services mentioned above to more than 10,000 scientists, technicians, and other staff members in more than 400 locations throughout the United States and its territories.  We have approximately 450 federal employees, who are located primarily in Reston, Virginia, Lakewood, Colorado and on campuses in Sacramento and Menlo Park, California. 

Publications

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Year Published: 2012

Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act( FOIA), 5 U.S.C.§ 552, as amended, generally provides that any person has a right to request access to Federal agency records. The USGS proactively promotes information disclosure as inherent to its mission of providing objective science to inform decisionmakers and the general public. USGS scientists...

Newman, D.J.
Freedom of Information Act; 2012; USGS Unnumbered Series; Newman, D.J.

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Freedom of Information Act-Employee responsibilities

The Freedom of Information Act( FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, as amended, generally provides that any person has a right to request access to Federal agency records. The USGS proactively promotes information disclosure as inherent to its mission of providing objective science to inform decisionmakers and the general public. USGS scientists...

Newman, David J.
Freedom of Information Act-Employee responsibilities; 2012; GIP; 140; Newman, David J.

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Preserving science for the ages--USGS data rescue

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is a steward for over 130 years of rich, diverse natural science and information resources. We document one-of-a-kind observations of natural phenomena and cultural impacts on our changing world. In order for society to deal with national and global trends, the USGS must enable access and use of legacy,...

Wippich, Carol
Preserving science for the ages--USGS data rescue; 2012; FS; 2012-3078; Wippich, Carol