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FY20 Finalized Directives
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter FY20 Totals
New Issuances 3       3
Revised Issuances 2       2
Archivals 2       2
Quarter Totals 7       7

10/23/19

Revised:

445-2-H, Occupational Safety and Health Program Requirements (Chapter 14 and Appendix 14-1)

10/10/19

New Issuance:

445-2-H, Occupational Safety and Health Program Requirements (Chapter 32 and Appendices A-D)

10/03/19

Revised Issuance:

500.20. Technology Transfer Authority

10/02/19

New Issuances:

IM DRRA 2019-01

IM OSQI 2019-01

Archivals:

IM DRRA 2018-01

IM OSQI 2016-01

FY19 Finalized Directives 

  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter FY19 Totals
New Issuances 0 0 1 3 4
Revised Issuances 6 1 11 2 20
Archivals 0 0 5 2 7
Quarter Totals 6 1 17 7 31

09/19/19

New Issuance:

Records Disposition Schedule (Parts 100-1900)

09/06/19

Archivals:

370.733.1 - Political Activities

370.735.6 - Financial Interests

08/20/19

Revised Issuance:

453.1 - Inventions by Employees

07/23/19

New Issuance:

700.1 - FITARA Authorities for Information Management Technology

07/19/19

New Issuance:

IM CSS 2019-01 USGS Scientific Working Collections Management

07/16/19

Revised Issuance:

205.2 - Travel Delegations, Appendix A

06/28/19

Revised Issuances:

431.1 - Records Management Roles and Responsibilities

1000.1 - Emergency Management Planning and Response

1000.2 - USGS Workforce Accounting and Status Reporting Plan

06/21/19

Revised Issuance:

431.2 - Correspondence Management

Archival:

431-2-H - Correspondence Management 

04/12/19

Revised Issuance:

308.62.1 - USGS Facilities Investment Review Subcommittee

04/11/19

New Issuance:

515-2-H - Environmental Audit Handbook

04/05/19

Revised Issuances:

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

04/03/19

Archivals:

308.5.1 - Information Council

308.5.2 - Information Management and Delivery Committee

308.5.3 - Information Technology Infrastructure Committee

04/02/19

Revised Issuances:

308.64 - Occupational Safety and Health Council

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

Archival:

308.65 - Designated Agency Safety and Health Official Council

02/25/19

Revised Issuance:

502.5 - Fundamental Science Practices: Safeguarding Unpublished USGS Scientific Information and Associated Materials

12/21/18

Revised Issuances:

205.17 - Federal Advisory Committee Management

431.8 - Federal Register Documents

431.11 - Litigation

433.3 - Essential Records

12/06/18

Revised Issuance:

515-4-H - Environmental Management System

11/15/18

Revised Issuance:

501.1 - Cost Distribution

08/20/18

New Issuance:

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

Appendix A, Charter (08/20/2018)

FY18 Finalized Directives 
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter FY18 Totals
New Issuances 3 1 2 2 8
Revised Issuances 0 3 6 1 10
Archivals 2 1 0 0 3
Quarter Totals 5 5 8 3 21

07/13/18

New Issuance:

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

07/02/18

Revised Issuance:

410.7 - Hazardous Material Handling and Shipment

06/28/18

Revised Issuance:

502.1 - Fundamental Science Practices: Foundation Policy

06/26/18

Revised Issuance:

1100.6 - Use of Copyrighted Material in USGS Information Products

06/11/18

Revised Issuance:

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

05/30/18

New Issuance:

427.2 - National Housing Management (Government Furnished Quarters) Program

05/09/18

Revised Issuance:

120.2 - Office of the Director

05/04/18

Revised Issuance:

335.3 - Charge Cards

05/03/18

New Issuance:

370.410.9 - Mentoring for New Center Directors

04/03/18

Revised Issuance:

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

03/20/18

New Issuance:

OSQI 2018-01 – Quality Management System for USGS Laboratories

02/28/18

Revised Issuance:

308.61 – Configuration Management Committee

02/21/18

Revised Issuance:

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

02/13/18

Revised Issuance:

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

01/24/18

Archival:

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

12/07/17

Archival:

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

11/29/17

New Issuance:

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

10/30/17

New Issuance:

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

10/26/17

New Issuance:

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

10/04/17

Archival:

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

FY17 Finalized Directives
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter FY17 Totals
New Issuances 0 4 2 5 11
Revised Issuances 0 5 5 0 10
Archivals 0 0 1 5 6
Quarter Totals 0 9 8 10 27

09/19/17

The following Instructional Memoranda are replaced by new issuances of SM Chapters, 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 are archived as superseded by topics in the Acquisition Operating Procedures:

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.

07/06/17

New Issuance:

Phased Retirement Program

Archival:

330.3 - Object Classification

06/12/17

Revised Issuance:

308.62 – Information Management and Technology Investment Review Board Charter

05/03/17

Revised Issuance:

445-2-H Chapter 15 Job Hazard Analyses

04/27/17

Revised Issuance:

308.61 - Configuration Management Committee

Appendix A

04/26/17

New Issuance:

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

04/20/17

Revised Issuance:

445-2-H - Chapter 26 Personal Protective Equipment

04/05/17

Revised Issuance:

445.1 - Occupational Safety and Health Policy and Responsibilities

New Issuance:

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

Archival:

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

03/29/17

Revised Issuance:

420.1 - Real Property Asset and Investment Management

03/23/17

Revised Issuance:

205.2 Travel Delegations, Appendix A

03/10/17

Revised Issuance:

335.7 - Professional Liability Insurance Reimbursement

335.4 - Employee Claims for Reimbursement of Official Business Expenditures

02/07/17

Revised Issuance:

370.792.1 - Preventive Medical Treatment

01/13/17

New Issuance:

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