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Instructional Memoranda

Instructional memoranda (IM) contain temporary policy that must reach USGS employees quickly, further interpret existing policy, or provide one-time instructions. IMs are released in advance of incorporation to the Survey Manual. 

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GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

OA 2011-01 Bureau-level Assessment Special Rates

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

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

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

OA 2012-05 Vendor Waiver Processes for Electronic Funds Transfer, Central Contractor Registration, Internet Payment Platform, and Treasury’s Automated Standard Application for Payments System

OA 2012-07 Purchase of Promotional Items

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

OA 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

OA 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)

OA 2014-05 Sponsorship Approval Request

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

OA 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

OA 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

OA 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. 

OA 2015-02 Conference and Sponsorship Management and Reporting 

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

OA 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 

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

OA 2017-02 Phased Retirement Program

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

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

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

OA 2022-01 Administrative Guidance on Space Management Policy

 

AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT (ARRA) 

ARRA 2009-05 ARRA Hiring Approval

ARRA 2009-06 Weekly Reporting

 

CORE SCIENCE SYSTEMS

CSS 2019-01 USGS Scientific Working Collections Management

 

COVID-19

IM COVID-19 2020-01 Tracking Spending Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Activities

IM Community Vaccination Centers 2021-01 Tracking Spending Related to Community Vaccination Centers

 

DISASTER RELIEF REQUIREMENTS ACT (DRRA)

IM DRRA 2022-01 Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations and Bureau Governance and Reporting

 

HUMAN CAPITAL/HUMAN RESOURCES

HC 1993-01 Authorized Use of Temporary Limited Appointments in the Competitive Service

HC 1994-01 Time-Limited Promotions

HC 1995-01 Changes in Temporary Appointments

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

HC 2010-02 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

HC 2010-03 Local Commuting Areas for the Office of Groundwater including the Branch of Geophysics and the Yucca Mountain Project Branch

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

HC 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

HC 2014-001, Revised Competitive Areas

HC 2021-01, Conflict Resolution for Position Classification

 

SCIENCE QUALITY AND INTEGRITY

OSQI 2018-01 Quality Management System for USGS Laboratories

OSQI 2019-01 Review and Approval of Scientific Software for Release