Human Capital

Mentoring Program for USGS Employees

We will begin accepting applications for the 2021 Fall/Winter Rollout on November 1, 2021. When the application process opens, please visit here to apply. When asked for your username and password, use your Active Directory credentials, the ones you use to access your email. Please contact Kim Miller if you have any questions or issues.


Formal One-Year Guided Program

National Rollouts

Time: Two per year

National Rollouts are mentoring events where any USGS employee can seek a mentor and USGS employees with 5 years or greater of USGS service are encouraged to apply as a mentor. They occur twice a year, Spring and Fall and are an all out recruitment blitz. Protégés are sought and encouraged to apply for a mentor. Applications are received from every discipline and all regions. The purpose of these National Rollouts is to increase the availability of formal mentoring to the USGS employees. The benefits of National Rollouts include widespread availability, increased mentoring, increased sharing of knowledge, cost-effective learning, decreased learning curves and increased acculturation.


  • Two per year
    • Fall/Winter Rollout, December 7, 2021 (Make-up date: December 17, 2021)
    • Spring/Summer Rollout, June 23, 2022 (Make-up date: July 14, 2022)
  • Program Eligibility Requirements
    • The Formal One-Year Guided Mentoring Program is open to all USGS employees in all regions. Those employees who are seeking guidance, hoping to learn new skills and are wanting to become a better leader are invited to apply for a mentor. All USGS employees with greater than 5 years of USGS service are invited to apply to be a mentor. Wherever possible, partnerships will be paired within the same region. Supervisory approval is required for all participants.
  • Funding for 30 pairs
  • Recruitment efforts 4 weeks prior to rollout date
  • Matching based on goals and objectives of Protégé
  • Targeted mentor recruitment
  • Cyber training
  • Learning Exchanges

Mentoring Celebrations

Fall/Winter 2020-2021 celebration for partnerships completing their year long commitment

  • January 13 , 2022

Spring/Summer 2021-2022 celebration for partnerships completing their year long commitment

  • July 7, 2022


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Kim Miller

Leadership/Mentoring Program Manager
Office of Employee Development
Phone: 304-743-5429