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Table of Contents

Organization Series (Part 100-120) 
    Organization Changes 
    Geological Survey

Delegation Series (Part 200-220) 
    Delegation Policy 
    General Redelegations 
    Special Redelegations

Administrative Series (Part 300-499) 
    General 
    Acting Officials 
    Committee Management 
    Communications 
    Reproduction Services 
    Attendance at Meetings 
    Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act 
    Financial Management 
    Personnel 
    Procurement and Contracting 
    Personal Property Management 
    Space and Real Property Management 
    Records Management 
    Security 
    Safety 
    Legal

Program Series (Part 500-End) 
    USGS Program Policies (Part 500) 
    Geographic Information Office Program Policies (Part 600) 
    Enterprise Information Policies, FITARA Authorities for Information Management Technology (Part 700) 
    Geography Program Policies (Part 800) 
    Water Resources Program Policies (Part 900) 
    Emergency Planning and Operations (Part 1000) 
    Publishing (Part 1100)

 

*Environmental Compliance

*Environmental Management Systems

*National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, Managing the NEPA Process - U.S. Geological Survey

 

SURVEY MANUAL 

Part,
Chapter
Subject Date No. of Pages Figures,
Appendices
OPR
ORGANIZATION SERIES (PART 100-120)  
     ORGANIZATION CHANGES  
100.1 Policies and Procedures for
Organization Changes
9-17-93 5 App. A-C
Fig. 1-3
 
100.7 Organization and Location Codes 5-20-88 2    
     GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
120.1 Creation, Mission, and Functions 8-25-15 2    
120.2 Office of the Director 1-15-16 4    
120.3 Office of the Associate Director for Administration 8-25-15 2    
120.4 Human Capital        
120.5 Office of the Associate Director for Climate and Land Use Change 8-25-15 2    
120.6 Office of the Associate Director for Core Science Systems 8-25-15 3    
120.7 Office of the Associate Director for Ecosystems 10-16-15 3    
120.8 Office of the Associate Director for Energy and Minerals 1-15-16 2    
120.9 Office of the Associate Director for Natural Hazards 8-25-15 3    
120.10 Office of the Associate Director for Water 8-25-15 4    
120.11 Regional Director Offices 11-16-15 2 Fig. 1  
120.12 Office of Environmental Health 1-15-16 2    
DELEGATION SERIES (PART 200-220)  
     DELEGATION POLICY
200.1 Delegations 2-9-16 1 Fig. 1  
200.2 Redelegations 1-6-16 2    
     GENERAL REDELEGATIONS
205.1 Personnel Management 9-4-08 1 App. A-F  
205.2 Travel Delegations 5-6-16 2 App. A  
205.3 Personal Property Management 2-5-02 3    
205.4 Procurement Delegations 1-8-04 3 Fig. 1,
App. A
 
205.5 Certification of Long
Distance Telephone Calls
2-8-91 1    
205.9 Authority to Approve
Requests to Testify, and
Release of Official Records 
and Official Personnel Folders
10-3-01 1    
205.10 Financial Administration Delegations 4-27-05 1 App A-B  
205.11 General Redelegations
Administrative Series
2-5-02 2    
205.12 Real Property Management 3-10-04 1 Appendix A  
205.13 Delegations of Authority to Enter into Agreements and to Accept Contributions 4-11-11 1 Appendix A  
205.15 Disaster Assistance 4-6-88 1 Fig. 1  
205.16 Equal Employment 
Opportunity Officer
8-15-01 1    
205.17 Advisory Committee
Management
6-14-01 1    
205.18 Authority to Approve Information Products 12-13-11 4    
     SPECIAL REDELEGATIONS
220.7 Federal Register 10-2-01 1    
ADMINISTRATIVE SERIES (PART 300-499)  
     GENERAL
301.3 Certification of 
USGS Reproductions
2-22-90 1 Fig. 1  
     ACTING OFFICIALS
302.1 Automatic Succession 12/27/12 2 Appendix A,B  
302.2 Automatic Succession - 
Director
07/10/2016 1    
     COMMITTEE MANAGEMENT
308.1 Committee Management - Objectives and Responsibilities 12-5-88 3    
308.2 Policy Council 10-20-98 1    
308.3 Administrative Management
Council
7-31-97 1    
308.4 Operations Council 10-15-98 1    
           
308.6 Science Council 7-31-97 2    
308.7 Budget Execution and
Finance Committee
       
308.10 Alaska Survey Committee 12-30-91 1    
308.15 International Activities
Policy Committee
3-31-92 1    
308.17 National Center Fine Arts
Committee
10-15-04 2    
308.18 Incentive Awards Committee 7-1-88 1    
308.26 Emergency Preparedness
Committee
1-18-91 1    
308.32 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/U.S. Geological Survey Intra-agency Committee for Program Coordination 5-20-98 2    
308.33 Federal Emergency Management Agency/U.S. Geological Survey Intra-agency Committee for Program Coordination 5-20-98 2    
308.34 Office of Surface Mining/U.S. Geological Survey Intra-agency Committee for Program Coordination 5-20-98 1    
308.35 Soil Conservation Service/USGS Intragency Coordinating Committee for the Exchange of Data and Program Coordination 12-15-89 2    
308.36 Defense Mapping Agency/U.S. Geological Survey Interagency Committee for Program Coordination 1-26-89 1    
308.38 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/USGS Interagency Committee for Program Coordination 12-15-89 1    
308.39 Bureau of Land Management/USGS Intra-agency Committee for Program Coordination 5-20-98 2    
308.42 Business Enterprise Council 11-7-97 2    
308.44 Reactor Operations Committee 2-5-99 1    
308.49 Minerals Management Service/USGS Intra-agency Committee for Program Coordination 5-20-98 2    
308.50 Bureau of Reclamation/USGS Intra-agency Committee for Program Coordination 5-20-98 1    
308.51 Environmental Protection Agency/USGS Interagency Committee for Program Coordination 12-15-89 2    
308.52 U.S. Forest Service/USGS Interagency Committee for Program Coordination 5-20-98 1    
308.54 USGS Ethics Committee 2-20-91 1    
308.55 USGS Geographic Data Committee 6-11-91 2    
308.57 Human Resources Council 7-31-97 1    
308.58 Bureau Outreach Committee 7-31-97 1    
308.59 Special Emphasis Program Advisory Committee 9-26-02 3 App. A  
308.61 Configuration Management Committee 9-10-04 2 App. A  
308.62 Investment Review Board 6-12-17 2    
308.62.1 USGS Facilities Investment Review Subcommittee 3-21-12 3    
308.64 Occupational Safety and Health Council 04-02-19 3   OA
           
308.66 Specialized Safety Program Committees 2-24-14 8    
308.67 Business Leaders Team 11-6-14 2    
308.68 Field Managers Team 9-16-16 2    
308.70 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Accountability Transparency Oversight Board 2-20-09 2 App. A  
308.73 USGS Sustainability Council (supersedes SM 308.63) 10-21-11 2    
308.74 USGS Fundamental Science Practices Advisory Committee 4-26-12 2    
308.75 USGS Executive Leadership Team 1-4-12 2    
308.76 USGS Collections Steering Committee 8-18-15 2    
COMMUNICATIONS
313.4 Facsimile Transmission Equipment 8-20-91 1    
313.6 Federal Telecommunications System (FTS2000) 2-28-91 2    
313.10 Listening In or Recording Telephone Conversations 2-28-90 2    
313.11 Placing Personal Calls 9-23-88 4    
313.12 Telephone Equipment 2-22-91 4    
313.13 Radiocommunications 2-26-97 4    
     REPRODUCTION SERVICES
     ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS
     FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT AND PRIVACY ACT
318.1 Freedom of Information Act 9-27-12 4    
319.1 Privacy Act Program 11-18-05 3    
     FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
320.1 Cost Centers 7-24-02 1    
321.1 Financing Interagency Programs 5-6-87 1    
     Budget
325.1 Dissemination of Program and Fiscal Data by Geographic Area 6-28-96 2    
327.1 Funds Control 3-6-98 7 App. A  
     General Policies
335.1 Accountable Officers 8-21-13 4    
335.3 Credit Cards 1-31-90 1    
335.4 Employee Claims for Reimbursement of Official Business Expenditures 12-14-07 3    
335.5 Cost Recovery for Services Provided to the Non-Federal Sector 6-3-88 3 App. A-B  
335.6 Working Capital Fund 7-9-09 14 App. A-M, Fig. 6-1  
335.7 Professional Liability Insurance Reimbursement 5-8-15 3    
     Billing
336.1 Billing Other Federal Agencies 6-20-01 4    
336.2 Billing Non-Federal Customers and Former and Current Employees 7-2-92 6 Fig. 1-8  
336.3 Billing Divisions Within 3-19-93 5    
     Collecting
338.1 Collection and Deposit - General 2-25-91 7 Fig. 1-2
App. A-C
 
338.2 Accounts Receivable, Sales of Publications and Other Products 1-11-91 1    
338.3 Collection of Erroneous Payments of Pay and Allocances to Employees 4-9-14 2    
338.4 Collection of Debts 2-22-91 13 App. A - E  
338.5 Refunds - Publications and Other Products 4-2-91 3 Fig. 1-3  
338.6 Cash Advance for Change Making 1-24-91 1 Fig. 1-2  
338.7 Waiver of Claims for Erroneous Payments of Pay 2-15-91 2 Fig. 1  
338.8 Checks Payable Only by Foreign Banks 3-27-13 3    
338.9 Proceeds from the Sale of Personal Property and Motor Vehicles 3-10-06 5    
     Travel
340.1 Temporary Duty Travel 12-23-14 2    
340.2 Permanent Change of Station (replaces SM 340.6) 12-23-14 4    
     Contractual Services
342.1 Payment to Gage Readers, Samplers, and Observers 2-18-91 2 Fig. 1-5  
342.3 Emergency Employment 5-31-91 2 Fig. 1  
     Payroll Accounting
344.1 Federal, State, County, and City Taxes Withheld From Wages 4-5-88 3 Fig. 1, 1A
&2-6
 
344.2 Employee Payroll Deductions for Savings Bonds 12-18-89 2 Fig. 1-2  
344.8 Time and Attendance Accounting 9-12-02 1    
344.16 Employee and Non-Employee Clearance Procedures 1-4-10 6    
     Distribution of Checks
345.1 Check Distribution 10-10-89 3 Fig. 1-4  
     PERSONNEL
370.252.1 Association Membership - Professional or Other Associations 2-9-90 2    
370.275.1 Evaluation of Personnel Management 5-16-88 7    
     Personnel Processing and Records
370.296.3 Effective Date of Personnel 3-14-88 3 Att. 1-2  
     Employment
370.300.1 De Facto Employment 8-26-88 2    
370.300.4 Uncompensated Services 4-30-93 2    
370.300.8 Details and Temporary Assignments 6-5-03 5    
370.312.2 Employment Ceiling 11-20-89 4    
370.315.9 Probationary Period for Supervisory Managers 7-9-93 6 App. A-E  
370.334.1 Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program 7-26-12 2    
370.334.2 Replaced by 370.334.1 – Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program        
370.334.3 Replaced by 370.334.1 – Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program        
370.334.4 Replaced by 370.334.1 – Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program        
370.335.1 Merit Promotion Plan 1-23-14 2    
370.338.2 Employment of Relatives 1-16-03 6    
370.371.1 Personnel Suitability – Low Risk and Public Trust Positions 5-18-07 6    
370.380.1 Upward Mobility Program 11-7-01 7    
370.400.1 USGS Employee Survey Program 10-01-02 2    
370.405.1 New Employee Orientation 5-8-89 2 App. A-D  
     Employee Performance and Utilization
370.410.1 Training - General Provisions 3-9-87 5 App. A  
370.410.2 Career Development Program 4-12-02 8    
370.410.3 Training Procedures 3-9-87 3    
370.410.5 Payment of Training Expenses 3-9-87 3    
370.410.8 Long-Term and Extended Training 3-9-87 4    
370.410.9 Mentoring for New Center Directors 5-3-18 2    
370.412.1 Supervisory, Management, and Executive Development -- General Provisions 1-26-90 2    
370.412.2 Supervisory, Management, and Executive Development -- Supervisory Development 1-26-90 3 Fig. 1-2  
370.412.3 Supervisory, Management, and Executive Development -- Management Development 1-26-90 3 Fig. 1-2  
     Performance Appraisal
370.451.1 On-the-Spot-Awards 4-20-92 6 Fig. 1-3  
     Position Classification, Pay, and Allowances
370.531.1 Setting Salary Rates - General Schedule Employees 4-8-88 11    
370.534.1 Setting Salary Rates - FC Schedule Employees 3-18-88 2    
370.536.1 USGS Repromotion Consideration Program (RCP) 2-10-97 2    
370.550.1 Overtime (Archived) Refer to OPM: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/pay-administration/fact-sheets/overtime-pay-title-5/        
370.550.2 Night Work 11-17-89 2    
370.550.3 Allotments and Assignments of Pay - General 3-8-91 2    
370.550.4 Allotments and Assignments of Pay - Voluntary Allotment for Payment of Dues 1-4-91 2    
370.550.5 Dual Federal Employment 11-17-89 2    
370.550.8 Premium Pay for Sunday Work 10-12-88 1    
370.550.9 Hazard Pay Differential 2-25-89 3 Att. 1-4  
370.550.10 Environmental Differential 11-16-88 3 App. A
Fig. 1
 
370.550.12 Allotments and Assignments of Pay - Direct Deposit of Allotments to Financial Institutions 10-22-90 1 Fig. 1  
370.572.1 Travel Expenses: Pre-employment Interviews 5-7-93 2 Fig. 1  
370.572.2 Travel and Transportation Expenses: New Appointees 5-7-93 3 Fig. 1  
370.591.1 Nonforeign Differentials and Allowances 10-31-90 4 App. A  
370.592.1 Foreign Differentials and Allowances 11-21-89 6    
370.593.1 Nevada Test Site Location Allowance 6-23-97 2    
     Attendance and Leave
370.620.1 Hours of Duty, Leave, Alternative Work Schedules, Holidays, and Voluntary Leave Transfer Program 7-31-06 1    
370.630.6 Home Leave 3-16-93 4 Fig. 1  
370.630.12 Shore Leave 1-4-93 3    
     Personnel Relations, Conduct, and Services
370.735.5 Outside Work and Interests 6-16-97 3 Fig. 1  
370.792.1 Preventive Medical Treatment 2-7-17 3    
370.792.3 Use of Tobacco Products in/on USGS-Occupied Buildings, Facilities, and Grounds 8-14-14 2    
370.792.4 Physical Fitness Program 4-7-08 8 Fig. 1  
     PROCUREMENT AND CONTRACTING
401.2 Acquisition Management Reviews 8-30-93 4    
401.6 Superseded by the AOP topic: Acquisition and Financial Assistance Agreements with Current and Former Employees        
401.8 Superseded by the AOP topic: Unsolicited Proposals        
     Contracting
404.5 Superseded by the AOP topic: Acquisition and Financial Assistance Agreements with Current and Former Employees        
405.7 Superseded by the AOP topic: Inter/Intra-Agency Agreements        
     PERSONAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
     General Provisions
408.2 Personal Property - Accountability and Responsibility 6-10-92 4 App. A-B  
408.4 Acquisition of Excess Personal Property 5-24-93 2    
408.9 Personal Property Utilization and Disposal 9-30-91 3    
     Motor Vehicles
409.1 Personal Property - Vehicle Management 4-5-93 3    
     Transportation of Things
410.1 Traffic Management 3-29-89 5 Fig. 1-2  
410.5 Discrepancies in Shipment 2-21-89 7 Fig. 1-2  
410.7 Hazardous Material 3-29-89 2    
412.1 Watercraft 1-22-90 4    
     SPACE AND REAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
420.1 Real Property Asset and Investment Management 3-29-17 8    
421.1 Replaced by 420.1        
422.1 Deferred Maintenance 11-18-16 4    
427.1 Real Property 1-22-90 4    
429.1 Space Management 9-30-94 6    
     RECORDS MANAGEMENT
431.1 Records Management Program - General 11-10-05 4    
431.2 Correspondence Management 5-26-95 1    
431.3 Electronic Mail 5-31-96 2    
431.4 Forms Management 1-8-93 6 Fig. 1-4  
431.5 Directives Management 8-24-09 4    
431.8 Federal Register Documents 7-14-97 2    
431.10 Information Collection Requirements 6-30-89 2    
431.11 Litigation Holds 6-3-09 3    
433.3 Vital Records 4-16-87 2    
434.1 Mail Management 2-28-91 4    
     SECURITY
440.1 Identification Cards 7-7-15 4    
440.2 Physical Security Program 8-15-05 6    
440.3 National Security Information 2-15-91 5 App. A  
440.4 National Security Automated Information Systems 12-15-95 17 App. A-D  
440.6 Flags 3-30-11 2    
440.7 National Security Position Program 4-29-04 5 Handbook  
440.8 Nuclear Formerly Restricted Data (FRD) and Restricted Data (RD) Information Classification and Declassification 7-30-02 3    
     SAFETY
445.1 Occupational Safety and Health Policy and Responsibilities 4-5-17 7    
     LEGAL
450.2 Court Testimony and Release of Official Records 4-2-87 4 Ex. 1  
450.3 Replaced by 1100.6 - Use of Copyrighted Material in USGS Information Products        
451.1 Tort Claims Against the United States 8-29-14 7    
451.3 Government Tort Claims 5-5-87 2    
451.4 Defense of Suits Against Federal Employees in Operation of Motor Vehicles 5-6-87 3 Fig. 1  
451.5 Loss or Damage - Employee's Personal Property 5-6-87 1 Ex. 1-2  
453.1 Inventions by Employees 8-30-96 2    
PROGRAM SERIES (PART 500-1000)
     USGS PROGRAM POLICIES
500.1 Policy of USGS in Cooperative Work with States, Counties, Municipalities, and Other Political Subdivisions 2-27-91 2 Fig. 1  
500.2 Policy on Work for Non-Federal Agencies 4-6-98 2    
500.3   4-26-94 2    
500.4 Policy on Employee Responsibility Towards American Indians and Alaska Natives 8-14-95 1    
500.5 News Release and Media Relations Policy 7-10-15 5    
500.6 American Indian and Alaska Native Sacred Sites 6-20-97 2    
500.7 Audiovisual Media and Products 9-20-93 3    
500.8 Replaced by 502.4        
500.9 Replaced by 502.4        
500.10 USGS Reporting Policy 4-15-98 1    
500.11 Obtaining Permission for Access to Private Lands 8-22-08 4 Fig.1-2  
500.12 Use of Facilities by Non-Government People 1-31-91 1 Fig. 1  
500.13 Extracurricular Activities 10-19-90 2    
500.14 Replaced by 502.5        
500.15 Customer Service Policy 8-20-98 3    
500.16 Classification and Inventory of USGS Web Services 02-14-00 2    
500.17 Information Product Planning- Replaced by 1100.1        
500.19 Contributions and Grants to USGS from Outside Sources 8-21-00 2    
500.20 Technology Transfer Authority 6-6-12 7 Fig. 1-6  
500.21 Industrial Research Associate Program 4-16-97 6 App. A-D  
500.23 Acceptance of Volunteer Service 6-29-11 7    
500.24 Policy for Release of Computer Databases and Computer Programs 4-9-93 4    
500.25 Scientific Integrity 7-23-15 12    
500.26 Domestic Memorandum of Understanding 10-02-07 7    
500.27 Intergovernmental Cooperation Act Agreements with State and Local Units of Government 6-28-10 4    
501.1 Cost Distribution 8-7-06 23 App. A-D  
502.1 Fundamental Science Practices: Foundation Policy 12-16-11 6    
502.2 Fundamental Science Practices: Planning and Conducting Data Collection and Research 12-16-11 4    
502.3 Fundamental Science Practices: Peer Review 11-03-16 6    
502.4 Fundamental Science Practices: Review, Approval, and Release of Information Products 11-03-16 11    
502.5 Fundamental Science Practices: Safeguarding Unpublished U.S. Geological Survey Data, Information, and Associated Scientific Materials (Replaces 500.14) 12-19-12 5    
502.6 Fundamental Science Practices: Scientific Data Management (Replaces IM OSQI-2015-01) 01-13-17 5    
502.7 Fundamental Science Practices: Metadata for USGS Scientific Information Products including Data (Replaces IM OSQI-2015-02) 01-13-17 5    
502.8 Fundamental Science Practices: Review and Approval of Scientific Data for Release (Replaces IM OSQI-2015-03 and Computer Databases part of SM 500.24) 01-13-17 6    
502.9 Fundamental Science Practices: Preservation Requirements for Digital Scientific Data (Replaces IM OSQI-2015-04) 01-13-17 4    
503.1 Replaced by 1100.3        
503.2 Replaced by 1100.5        
515.1   4-18-16 8    
515.4   6-12-12 5    
516.1   4-5-17 1    
550.1 USGS Visual Identity System 5-27-03 3    
     GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION OFFICE PROGRAM POLICIES
600.1 ADP Cost Accounting, Cost Recovery, and Sharing 7-11-88 5    
600.2 Replaced by 600.5        
600.3 Networking of Computing Resources 2-22-90 3    
600.5 Information Technology Systems Security - General Requirements 11-14-07 10    
600.6 Implementation and Administration of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act 8-13-03 4    
601.1 USGS Web Standards 1-15-13 3    
     ENTERPRISE INFORMATION POLICIES
700.1 FITARA Authorities for Information Management Technology
    GEOGRAPHY PROGRAM POLICIES
800.1 Mapping Responsibility and Policy 9-29-89 3    
800.2 National Mapping Program 9-29-89 7 App. A  
     WATER RESOURCES PROGRAM POLICIES
900 (Reserved)
     EMERGENCY PLANNING AND OPERATIONS
1000.1 Emergency Management Planning and Response      
1000.2 USGS Workforce Accounting and Status Reporting Plan        
     PUBLISHING
1100.1 Information Product Planning 2/4/04 3    
1100.2 Editorial Review of U.S. Geological Survey Publication Series 8/27/09 5    
1100.3 USGS Publication Series 12/29/03   App. A  
1100.4 Use of Outside Publications, Including Abstracts 7/2/04      
1100.5 Authorship, Acknowledgments, and Credits in USGS Information Products 6/29/04      
1100.6 Use of Copyrighted Material in USGS Information Products 4/15/05 3    
1100.7 Audiovisual Media and Products 12/10/08 3 App. A  

* OFFICE OF PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY (OPR): LEGEND

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