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This page shows a summary of finalized directives actions for FY22.

USGS Directives: FY22 Updates

 

Directive Type (action) Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Survey Manual Chapter (new) 1 2 2 1 6
Survey Manual Chapter (revision) 7 2 4 2 15
Survey Manual Chapter (archival) 3 1 0 0 4
Survey Manual Handbook (new) 0 0 0 1 1
Survey Manual Handbook (revision) 3 6 1 4 14
Survey Manual Handbook (archival) 0 0 0 1 1
Instructional Memorandum (new) 0 0 2 2 4
Instructional Memorandum (special revision) 0 0 0 0 0
Instructional Memorandum (archival) 0 0 0 1 1

Manual-wide Memorandum for

Record (when a significant change

applies to several directives at once)

0 1 0 0 1
  14 12 9 12 47

 

 

Q4

9/28/2022

New: IM OSQI 2022-01, Quality Management System for U.S. Geological Survey Laboratories

Archival: IM OSQI 2018-01, Quality Management System for USGS Laboratories

9/27/2022

New: SM 500.18, Grants (Funds-in) -- Application and Acceptance; SM-H 500.18, Grants (Funds-in) -- Application and Acceptance Handbook

9/26/2022

Revision: SM 500.19, Donations to USGS from Outside Sources

7/25/2022

New: IM OA 2022-02, Employee Evacuation Payment Guidance

7/13/2022

Revision: SM 431.5, Directives Management

7/6/2022

Revision: Occupational Safety and Health Program Requirements Handbook, 445-2-H, Chapter 1, Purpose, Authority, and Policy; Chapter 5, Safety Program Evaluations; Chapter 6, Inspection and Abatement, and Appendix A; and Chapter 8, Employee Reports of Unsafe Conditions and Allegations of Reprisal

Archival: Occupational Safety and Health Program Requirements Handbook, 445-2-H, Chapter 3, Annual Action Plans and Status Reports

Q3

6/30/2022

Revision: Directives Management Handbook, SM-H 431.5

6/13/2022

New: SM 601.3, U.S. Geological Survey Staff Profiles

6/7/2022

Revision: SM 100.1, Policy and Procedure for Organization Changes; SM 205.1, Personnel Management

6/1/2022

Revision: SM 340.2, Permanent Change of Station

4/19/2022

Revision: SM 308.75, Executive Leadership Team Charter

4/13/2022

New: IM OA 2022-01, Administrative Guidance on Space Management Policy

4/4/2022

New: SM 345.1, Retention Incentive Considerations

4/1/2022

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

Q2

3/7/2022

Revision: SM 500.25, Scientific Integrity

2/10/2022

New: SM 502.10, Fundamental Science Practices: USGS Authorship of Scientific Information Products

Revision: SM 308.74, USGS Fundamental Science Practices Advisory Council

Archival: SM 1100.5, Authorship, Acknowledgments, and Credits in USGS Information Products

2/7/2022

New: Memorandum for the Record, Executive Order 13988, Stage 2, Full SM Update

1/26/2022

Revision: Occupational Safety and Health Program Requirements Handbook, 445-2-H, Chapter 2, Responsibilities, Appendix 2-A

1/25/2022

New: SM 601.2, Content Management System Certification

1/7/2022

Revision: Occupational Safety and Health Program Requirements Handbook, 445-2-H, Chapter 11, Staffing Safety and Health Positions; Chapter 12, Professional Development; Chapter 29, Firearms Safety Program; Chapter 33, Contractor Safety and Health; Chapter 54 (renumbered to 55), Safety Glossary of Terms, References, and Acronyms; Appendix 12-1; Appendix 29-A; Appendix 29-B; and Appendix 29-C

Q1

12/20/2021

Revision: Occupational Safety and Health Program Requirements Handbook, 445-2-H, Chapter 2, Responsibilities; Chapter 9, Occupational Safety and Health Councils, Committees, and Working Groups; Chapter 14, Safety and Health Training; Appendix 2-B; Appendix 14-1; and Appendix 14-2

12/19/2021

Revision: SM 308.64, Occupational Safety and Health Council; SM 308.66, Specialized Safety Program Committees; and SM 445.1, Occupational Safety and Health Policy and Responsibilities

12/17/2021

Revision: SM 205.10, Financial Administration Delegations at Appendix A; SM 453.1, Inventions by Employees

12/9/2021

New: SM 431.12, Requests for Court Testimony or Records and Certification of Records

Revision: SM 205.4, Acquisition and Financial Assistance; SM 500.5, News Release and Media Relations Policy

Archival: SM 205.9, Authority to Approve Request to Testify, and Release of Official Personnel Folders; SM 301.3, Certification of USGS Reproductions; and SM 450.2, Court Testimony and Release of Official Records