Survey Manual

Instructional Memoranda

Instructional memoranda (IM) contain new temporary policy that must reach USGS employees quickly, interpret existing policies or provide one-time instructions. IMs are released in advance of incorporation to the Survey Manual. Please see below for a chronological list of IMs that are retained by the respective subject area.

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

99-04 Capitalization Threshold Change

ADMINISTRATION

2011-01 Bureau-level Assessment Special Rates

2011-02 Use of Alcoholic Beverages in U.S. Geological Survey Occupied or Controlled Facilities

2011-04 When Work Can Begin on an Agreement for a Non-U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Customer 

2011-06 Special Policy Guidance Related to Hurricane Irene Storm Surge 2011 Reference: IM 2004-14; Emergency Spending Related to Extreme Natural Hazard Events 

2012-07 Purchase of Promotional Items

2013-05 Instructional Memorandum Series for the Hurricane Sandy Supplemental and Department of the Interior and Bureau Governance and Reporting Policy and Guidelines

2014-02 Instructional Memorandum Series for the Hurricane Sandy Supplemental and Department of the Interior and Bureau Governance and Reporting Policy and Guidelines, Round 2 Funding

2014-04 Instructional Memorandum (IM) Series for the Hurricane Sandy Supplemental and Department of the Interior and Bureau Governance and Reporting Policy and Guidelines for Reimbursable Agreements (Source of Funds to the USGS)

2014-05 Sponsorship Approval Request

2014-06 Reimbursement of Charges Related to Employees' Government Use of Personal Devices

2014-07 Instructional Memorandum Series for the Hurricane Sandy Supplemental and Department of the Interior and Bureau Governance and Reporting Policy and Guidelines, Update to Round 1 and Round 2 Obligations and Expenditure Timelines

2014-09 Instructional Memorandum Series for the Hurricane Sandy Supplemental and Department of the Interior and Bureau Governance and Reporting Policy and Guidelines, Additional Project Funding

2014-10 Instructional Memorandum Series for the Hurricane Sandy Supplemental and Department of the Interior and Bureau Governance and Reporting Policy and Guidelines, Charging Leave to Sandy Supplemental Funding. 

2015-02 Conference and Sponsorship Management and Reporting 

2016-001 (See 2017-02) Pilot Phased Retirement Program (See 2017-02)

2016-002 Instructional Memorandum Series for the Hurricane Sandy Supplemental and Department of the Interior and Bureau Governance and Reporting Policy and Guidelines, Round 3 Funding 

2017-01 Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE Act)

2017-02 Phased Retirement Program

2018-01 Collaborative Agreement Revisions, Survey Manual Chapter 205.13, Appendix A

2018-02 Administrative Guidance on Travel, Overtime, and Base 8 Salary for Volunteering to FEMA Surge Capacity Force

2018-03 Administrative Guidance on Travel, Overtime, and Base 8 Salary for Volunteering to Small Business Administration, Office of Disaster Assistance

AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009 (ARRA) 

2009-05 ARRA Hiring Approval

2009-06 Weekly Reporting

HUMAN CAPITAL/RESOURCES

93-01 Authorized Use of Temporary Limited Appointments in the Competitive Service

94-01 Time-Limited Promotions

95-01 Changes in Temporary Appointments

2000-01 Interim Guidance on U.S. Geological Survey Career Ladders

10-002 Local Commuting Areas for the Office of Water Quality, including the Branch of Analytical Services, the Branch of Quality Systems and the Office of National Water Quality Assessment

10-003 Local Commuting Areas for the Office of Groundwater including the Branch of Geophysics and the Yucca Mountain Project Branch

2012-01 SM 205.1, Human Resources Management, Appendix B, Section A-7, Delegations of Authority for Directed Reassignment Outside of Local Commuting Area 

2012-03 SM 205.1, Human Resources Management, Appendix B, Section C-2 thru C-3(a)(2) and Section C-3(b)(1) and C-3(b)(2), Employee Relations - Awards

14-001 Revised Competitive Areas

SCIENCE QUALITY AND INTEGRITY

2018-01 Quality Management System for USGS Laboratories

2016-01 Review and Approval of Software for Release