Survey Manual

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FY21 Finalized Directives
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter FY21 Totals
New Issuances          
Revised Issuances          
Archivals 5        
Quarter Totals 5       5

 

10/14/2020

Archived:

SM 325.1, Dissemination of Program and Fiscal Data by Geographic Area 

10/6/2020

Archived:

SM 800.1, Mapping Responsibility and Policy

SM 800.2, National Mapping Program

Related guidance on National Geospatial Program will be incorporated into Core Science System policy, as applicable, per new organizational structure (refer to SM 120.2, Office of the Director)

10/02/2020

Archived:

SM 120.5, Office of the Associate Director for Climate and Land Use Change

SM 120.12, Office of the Associate Director for Environmental Health

 

FY20 Finalized Directives
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter FY20 Totals
New Issuances 3 1 1 4 9
Revised Issuances 2 2 4 9 17
Archivals 2     8 10
Quarter Totals 7 3 5 21 36

 

09/24/2020

Issued as New:

Records Disposition Schedules, 1600-02b - 1605-01b

09/22/2020

Revised:

445-2-H, Occupational Safety and Health Program Requirements, Chapter 27, Aviation Safety

USGS National Aviation Management Plan (NAMP), internal

09/18/2020

Archived:

SM 308.2, Policy Council

09/14/2020

Issued as New:

SM 500.6, American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Relations (previously American Indian and Alaska Native Sacred Sites)

Archive: 

SM 500.4, Policy on Employee Responsibility Towards American Indians and Alaska Natives

Revised:

SM 318.1, Freedom of Information Act

09/11/2020

Revised:

SM 205.4, Acquisition and Financial Assistance

Archive: 

SM 401.2, Acquisition Management Reviews

SM 205.5, Certification of Long Distance Telephone Calls

09/09/2020

Archive:

SM 370.735.5, Outside Work and Interests

The new DI-7010, along with FAQs and instructions, are available on the Departmental Ethics Office website: https://www.doi.gov/ethics/forms and https://www.doi.gov/ethics/forms/outside-work-activities

(direct inquiries to EthicsOfficeUSGS@sol.doi.gov)

08/14/2020

New:

SM 431.6, Records Disposition

08/12/2020

Revised:

SM 100.1, Policies and Procedures for Organizational Changes

SM 370.734.1, Anti-Harassment Policy and Implementing Procedures

08/04/2020

Revised:

445-2-H, Occupational Safety and Health Program Requirements, at Chapter 7, Accident/Incident Reporting and Serious Accident Investigation

New: 

Death and Life-Threatening Injury Next of Kin Notification Guide

07/31/2020

Revised:

120.2, Office of the Director

07/24/2020

Revised:

SM 205.2, Travel Delegations, Appendix A, E-20(c)

07/15/2020

Archived:

SM 600.1, ADP Cost Accounting, Cost Recovery, and Sharing

SM 600.3, Networking of Computing Resources

SM 600.5, Information Technology Systems Security, General Requirements

06/25/2020

Revised:

Records Disposition Schedules at 104, 104-01, 505-02a.

06/17/2020

Revised:

SM 100.7, Organization and Location Codes

05/22/2020

Revised:

IM COVID-19 2020-01, Sections 4.C. and 4.D.

05/15/2020

Revised:

515-1-H, Environmental Management and Compliance Requirements

05/05/2020

New Issuance:

500-20-H, Technology Transfer Handbook

03/25/2020

New Issuance:

IM COVID-19 2020-01

03/09/2020

Revised:

SM 205.2, Travel Delegations, at Appendix A, Section E-9

02/20/2020

Revised: 

SM 120.10, Office of the Associate Director for Water Resources

01/15/2020

Revised:

SM 120.11, Regional Director Offices (and Figure 1)

10/23/2019

Revised:

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

10/10/2019

New Issuance:

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

10/03/2019

Revised Issuance:

SM 500.20, Technology Transfer Authority

10/02/2019

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

 

09/19/2019

New Issuance:

Records Disposition Schedule (Parts 100-1900)

09/06/2019

Archivals:

370.733.1 - Political Activities

370.735.6 - Financial Interests

08/20/2019

Revised Issuance:

453.1 - Inventions by Employees

07/23/2019

New Issuance:

700.1 - FITARA Authorities for Information Management Technology

07/19/2019

New Issuance:

IM CSS 2019-01 USGS Scientific Working Collections Management

07/16/2019

Revised Issuance:

205.2 - Travel Delegations, Appendix A

06/28/2019

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

06/21/2019

Revised Issuance:

431.2 - Correspondence Management

Archival:

431-2-H - Correspondence Management 

04/12/2019

Revised Issuance:

308.62.1 - USGS Facilities Investment Review Subcommittee

04/11/2019

New Issuance:

515-2-H - Environmental Audit Handbook

04/05/2019

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

04/03/2019

Archivals:

308.5.1 - Information Council

308.5.2 - Information Management and Delivery Committee

308.5.3 - Information Technology Infrastructure Committee

04/02/2019

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

02/25/2019

Revised Issuance:

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

12/21/2018

Revised Issuances:

205.17 - Federal Advisory Committee Management

431.8 - Federal Register Documents

431.11 - Litigation

433.3 - Essential Records

12/06/2018

Revised Issuance:

515-4-H - Environmental Management System

11/15/2018

Revised Issuance:

501.1 - Cost Distribution

08/20/2018

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

 

07/13/2018

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

07/02/2018

Revised Issuance:

410.7 - Hazardous Material Handling and Shipment

06/28/2018

Revised Issuance:

502.1 - Fundamental Science Practices: Foundation Policy

06/26/2018

Revised Issuance:

1100.6 - Use of Copyrighted Material in USGS Information Products

06/11/2018

Revised Issuance:

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

05/30/2018

New Issuance:

427.2 - National Housing Management (Government Furnished Quarters) Program

05/09/2018

Revised Issuance:

120.2 - Office of the Director

05/04/2018

Revised Issuance:

335.3 - Charge Cards

05/03/2018

New Issuance:

370.410.9 - Mentoring for New Center Directors

04/03/2018

Revised Issuance:

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

03/20/2018

New Issuance:

OSQI 2018-01 – Quality Management System for USGS Laboratories

02/28/2018

Revised Issuance:

308.61 – Configuration Management Committee

02/21/2018

Revised Issuance:

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

02/13/2018

Revised Issuance:

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

01/24/2018

Archival:

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

12/07/2017

Archival:

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

11/29/2017

New Issuance:

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

10/30/2017

New Issuance:

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

10/26/2017

New Issuance:

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

10/04/2017

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

 

09/19/2017

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.

07/06/2017

New Issuance:

Phased Retirement Program

Archival:

330.3 - Object Classification

06/12/2017

Revised Issuance:

308.62 – Information Management and Technology Investment Review Board Charter

05/03/2017

Revised Issuance:

445-2-H Chapter 15 Job Hazard Analyses

04/27/2017

Revised Issuance:

308.61 - Configuration Management Committee

Appendix A

04/26/2017

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

04/20/2017

Revised Issuance:

445-2-H - Chapter 26 Personal Protective Equipment

04/05/2017

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)

03/29/2017

Revised Issuance:

420.1 - Real Property Asset and Investment Management

03/23/2017

Revised Issuance:

205.2 Travel Delegations, Appendix A

03/10/2017

Revised Issuance:

335.7 - Professional Liability Insurance Reimbursement

335.4 - Employee Claims for Reimbursement of Official Business Expenditures

02/07/2017

Revised Issuance:

370.792.1 - Preventive Medical Treatment

01/13/2017

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