Survey Manual

What's New

Recent Updates to the Survey Manual

07/19/2019

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

IM CSS 2019-01 USGS Scientific Working Collections Management

 

07/16/2019

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

205.2 - Travel Delegations

Appendix A

 

06/28/2019

The following SM Chapters have been revised:

431.1 - Records Management Roles and Responsibilities

1000.1 - Emergency Management Planning and Response

1000.2 - USGS Workforce Accounting and Status Reporting Plan

 

06/21/2019

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

431.2 - Correspondence Management

The following SM Handbook has been archived:

431-2-H - Correspondence Management 

 

04/12/2019

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

308.62.1 - USGS Facilities Investment Review Subcommittee

 

04/11/2019

The following SM Handbook has been issued:

515-2-H - Environmental Audit Handbook

 

04/05/2019

The following SM Chapters have been revised:

431.3 - Records Management Requirements and Electronic Mail and Instant Messages

431.10 - Information Collections Requirements

432.1 - Files Management

600.6 - Implementation and Administration of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act

 

04/03/2019

The following SM Chapters have been archived:

308.5.1 - Information Council

308.5.2 - Information Management and Delivery Committee

308.5.3 - Information Technology Infrastructure Committee

 

04/02/2019

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

308.64 - Occupational Safety and Health Council

The following SM Chapters have been archived:

308.65 - Designated Agency Safety and Health Official Council

The following Handbook has been revised:

SM 445-2-H - Occupational Safety and Health Councils, Committees, and Working Groups (revised at Chapter 9)

 

02/25/2019

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

502.5 - Fundamental Science Practices: Safeguarding Unpublished USGS Scientific Information and Associated Materials

 

12/21/2018

The following SM Chapters have been revised:

205.17 - Federal Advisory Committee Management

431.8 - Federal Register Documents

431.11 - Litigation

433.3 - Essential Records

 

12/06/2018

The following SM-H (Handbook) has been revised:

515-4-H - Environmental Management System

 

11/15/2018

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

501.1 - Cost Distribution

 

08/20/2018

The following SM Chapter and Charter have been issued:

308.60 - Information Systems Steering Committee (08/09/2018)

Appendix A, Charter (08/20/2018)

 

07/13/2018

The following Instructional Memoranda (IM) has been issued:

DRRA 2018-01 - Instructional Memorandum Series for the 2018 Hurricane and Wildfire Supplemental and Department of the Interior and Bureau Governance and Reporting Policy and Guidelines

 

07/02/2018

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

410.7 - Hazardous Material Handling and Shipment

 

06/28/2018

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

502.1 - Fundamental Science Practices: Foundation Policy

 

06/26/2018

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

1100.6 - Use of Copyrighted Material in USGS Information Products

 

06/11/2018

The following SM-H (Handbook) has been revised:

445-2-H – Occupational Safety and Health Program - Employee Reports of Unsafe Conditions and Allegations of Reprisal

 

05/30/2018

The following SM Chapter has been issued:

427.2 - National Housing Management (Government Furnished Quarters) Program

 

05/09/2018

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

120.2 - Office of the Director

 

05/04/2018

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

335.3 - Charge Cards

 

05/03/2018

The following SM Chapter has been issued:

370.410.9 - Mentoring for New Center Directors

 

04/03/2018

The following SM-H (Handbook) has been revised:

445-2-H – Occupational Safety and Health Program Awards

 

3/20/2018

The following Instructional Memorandum (IM) has been issued:

OSQI 2018-01 – Quality Management System for USGS Laboratories

 

02/28/2018

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

308.61 – Configuration Management Committee

 

02/21/2018

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

370.792.3 – Use of Tobacco Products in/on USGS-Occupied Buildings, Facilities, and Grounds

 

02/13/2018

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

205.13 – USGS Delegations of Authority to Enter into Agreements and Accept Contributions

 

01/24/2018

The following SM-H (Handbook) has been archived:

National Security Information Handbook - 440-3-H (Obsolete). Please visit the Security Management Intranet Page. (internal access only)

 

12/07/2017

The following SM-H (Handbook) has been archived:

Property Management Handbook - 408-2-H (Obsolete). Please visit the Property Management Intranet Page. (internal access only)

 

11/29/2017

The following Instructional Memorandum (IM) has been issued:

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

 

10/30/2017

The following Instructional Memorandum (IM) has been issued:

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

 

10/26/2017

The following Instructional Memorandum (IM) has been issued:

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

 

10/04/2017

The following SM-H (Handbook) has been archived:

445-1-H. Refer to 445-2-H.2 and 445-3-H.

 

09/19/2017

The following SM Chapters replace Instructional Memoranda, as noted:

2015-01 - Scientific Data Management Foundation. Refer to SM 502.6.

2015-02 - Metadata for Scientific Data, Software, and Other Information Products. Refer to SM 502.7.

2015-03 - Review and Approval of Scientific Data for Release. Refer to SM 502.8.

2015-04 - Preservation Requirements for Digital Scientific Data. Refer to SM 502.9.

The following SM Chapters have been superseded by topics in the Acquisition Operating Procedures (AOP):

401.6 - Contracts with Employees of the Federal Government. Refer to Acquisition and Financial Assistance Agreements with Current and Former Employees.

401.8 - Unsolicited Proposals. Refer to Unsolicited Proposals.

404.5 - Acquistion/Assistance Awards to Former USGS Employees. Refer to Acquisition and Financial Assistance Agreements with Current and Former Employees.

405.7 - Obtaining Products and Services from Other Federal Agencies. Refer to Inter/Intra-Agency Agreements.

 

07/06/2017

The following Instructional Memorandum (IM) has been issued:

Phased Retirement Program

The following SM has been archived:

330.3 - Object Classification

 

06/12/2017

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

308.62 – Information Management and Technology Investment Review Board Charter

 

05/03/2017

The following SM-H (Handbook) has been revised:

445-2-H Chapter 15 Job Hazard Analyses

 

04/27/2017

The following SM Chapter and Appendix A have been revised:

308.61 - Configuration Management Committee

Appendix A

 

04/26/2017

The following Instructional Memorandum (IM) has been issued:

OA 2017-01 - Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE Act) - April 5, 2017

 

04/20/2017

The following SM-H (Handbook) has been revised:

445-2-H - Chapter 26 Personal Protective Equipment

 

04/05/2017

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

445.1 - Occupational Safety and Health Policy and Responsibilities

The following SM Chapter has been issued:

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

The following SM Chapter has been archived:

421.1 Facility Plans and Investments (Refer to 420.1 - Real Property Asset and Investment Management)

 

03/29/2017

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

420.1 - Real Property Asset and Investment Management

 

03/23/2017

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

205.2 Travel Delegations, Appendix A

 

03/10/2017

The following SM Chapters have been revised:

335.7 - Professional Liability Insurance Reimbursement

335.4 - Employee Claims for Reimbursement of Official Business Expenditures

 

02/07/2017

The following SM Chapter has been revised:

370.792.1 - Preventive Medical Treatment

 

01/13/2017

The following SM Chapters have been issued:

502.6 - Fundamental Science Practices: Scientific Data Management

502.7 - Fundamental Science Practices: Metadata for USGS Scientific Information Products including Data

502.8 - Fundamental Science Practices: Review and Approval of Scientific Data for Release

502.9 - Fundamental Science Practices: Preservation Requirements for Digital Scientific Data