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Cover of Ethics Guide for Department of the Interior Employees
December 1, 2017

2017 Ethics Guide for DOI Employees

2017 Ethics Guide for Department of the Interior Employees

USGS
April 1, 2017

Conflicts of Interest

As explained in the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch, 5 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) 2635.402, an employee is prohibited by a criminal ethics statute, 18 U.S.C. § 208(a), from participating personally and substantially in an official capacity in any particular matter in which, to his/her knowledge, he/she or any person whose

USGS
January 29, 2020

Documents to Include in RGE-EDGE Submissions and Instructions

A list of documents for scientists to include in their RGE or EDGE packages. Instructions and submission information are included.

USGS
September 1, 2010

Ethics Office guidance regarding adjunct or affiliate status with univ

Adjunct or affiliate status with universities and research institutes is typically granted to USGS employees on the basis of their official USGS job duties and scientific research. The linkage between the adjunct/affiliate status and their USGS positions means that USGS employees have restrictions on their interactions with universities and research institutions that their

USGS
July 16, 2020

FSP for Authors of Other Information Products (pdf)

This training module is intended primarily for USGS authors and covers the requirements and best practices for obtaining USGS Bureau approval for information products other than journal articles, Abstracts, Posters, and Presentations. There are separate training modules available for these other information product types owing to the different FSP requirements associated

USGS
July 16, 2020

FSP for First Line Supervisors (pdf)

This training module is intended primarily for USGS first line supervisors who directly manage scientists, contractors, or emeriti employed by or associated with the USGS or who oversee research grants given to entities outside of the USGS.

USGS
July 16, 2020

FSP for Science Center Directors (pdf)

This training module explains USGS Fundamental Science Practice responsibilities for USGS Science Center Directors.

USGS
July 16, 2020

FSP Overview (pdf)

No matter what policies and guidelines are developed, the responsibility for science excellence remains where it has always been—in the hands and minds of the dedicated scientists of the USGS.

USGS
July 16, 2020

FSP Requirements for Abstracts, Posters, and Presentations (pdf)

This training module is intended primarily for USGS authors and covers the requirements and best practices for obtaining USGS Bureau approval for Abstracts, Posters, and Presentations.

USGS
April 22, 2020

Interim Update to 2017 Ethics Guide for DOI Employees

This update slightly modifies previous information on page 4, which is now "You shall adhere to all laws and regulations that provide equal opportunities for all Americans regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability."

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June 11, 2019

List of Employees Serving with Professional Scientific Organizations

List of Employees Serving with Professional Scientific Organization in their Official Capacity (Last Updated in May 2018)

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June 13, 2019

Notification of Post-Government Compensation and Recusal Statement

Notification of Negotiations for Post-Government Compensation and Recusal Statement: OGE Form 278 filers are required by the STOCK Act to send this notification and recusal statement (both signed and dated, as an email attachment) to EthicsOffice@usgs.gov within 3 business days after beginning any negotiations for

USGS
July 14, 2020

Office of Special Counsel advisory on Black Lives Matter and the Hatch

I. INTRODUCTION

Beginning in late May 2020, protesters began organizing large demonstrations across the

United States. The immediate precipitating event was the videotaped police killing of George

Floyd, a black man. However, the demonstrations are largely focused on the issue of racism in

America more broadly and not limited to Mr. Floyd’s

USGS
October 21, 2020

Peer Review Plan - Klamath River sediment and corridor assessment

Sediment mobility and river corridor assessment for a 140-km segment of the mainstem Klamath River below Iron Gate Dam, CA

USGS
October 23, 2020

Peer Review Summary - Klamath River sediment and corridor assessment

Sediment mobility and river corridor assessment for a 140-km segment of the mainstem Klamath River below Iron Gate Dam, CA, By J.A. Curtis, T.B. Poitras, S. Bond, and K.B. Byrd.

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May 5, 2020

Plants as vectors for environmental prion transmission

Peer Review Summary. Plants as vectors for environmental prion transmission.

USGS
March 10, 2020

Powell150 March 2020 Event

Attribution: Science Support
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February 28, 2019

Public Access to Results of Federally Funded Research at USGS 01/2016

Public Access to Results of Federally Funded Research at the U.S. Geological Survey:
Scholarly Publications and Data Biannual Implementation Update, January 2016

Attribution: Science Support
USGS
July 16, 2020

Release of USGS Scientific Data (pdf)

This training module explains USGS Fundamental Science Practice responsiblities for releasing USGS scientific data.

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June 4, 2018

Required by the Ethics Office from Employee to Prepare an MOU

Information Required by the Ethics Office from Employee to Prepare an MOU

IMPORTANT NOTE: You must have an approved authorization of assignment memorandum signed by the USGS Director before acting in your official capacity as an officer or member of a board of directors (or a similar position) with a professional scientific

USGS
January 29, 2020

RSR_DSR Center Approval Sheet - Dec 2019

The approval sheet that must be signed by the scientist, supervisor, and Center Director (or equivalent) and included with the scientist's RGE or EDGE package.

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February 11, 2020

The Hatch Act

Generally, federal employees who are considered “further restricted” are prohibited from taking an active part in partisan political management or partisan political campaigns. Specifically, these employees may not engage in “political activity” on behalf of a political party or partisan political group (collectively referred to as “partisan groups”) or candidate in a