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Bulletins - Fiscal Year 2013

What are bulletins?
Bulletins are temporary direction that expire at the end of the fiscal year following the year they are issued; and to make announcements or one-time requests from the field. Bulletins cannot change, be deleted, added to, cancelled or transmit permanent directives.

For more information about National Bulletins, visit the NRCS Directives Web site.

  • 110 - ADM - Management (A-76 Activities/Meeting Attendance)
  • 120 - ADS - Administrative Services (Procurement/Agreements/Forms/Property/File Management)
  • 130 - AGN - Agency General (Crisis Preparedness/Essential Records/Physical Protection)
  • 140 - SPA - Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis (Appraisal/Program Development/Evaluation and Analysis/Impact/Data Collection/Evaluation Criteria/Performance Indicators/Projections)
  • 150 - BAP - Basin and Area Planning (Floodplain Management/River Basin Studies/Water Policy/Interagency Coordination)
  • 160  - BDG - Budget Planning and Analysis (Estimates/Congressional Review/Explanatory Notes/Funding Allocations/General Accounting/OGC/OMB/Enacted Appropriation/OIG)
  • 170 - CGI - Cartography and Geographic Information Systems (Aerial Photography/Digitizing/Maps & Drawings/Requests for Services/Sensor Data)
  • 180 - CPA - Conservation Planning and Application (Districts/Technical Assistance)
  • 190 - ECS - Ecological Sciences (Agronomy/Biology/Wetlands/Wildlife Habitat/Endangered Species/Forestry/Plant Materials/Range/Reclamation/Recreation/Soil Quality/Soil Management/Carbon Sequestration/Water Quality/Soil Biology)
  • 200 - ECN - Economics (Economic Analyses/Economic Impacts/Economic Research/Benefit-Cost Analyses)
  • 210 - ENG - Engineering (Conservation Practices/Construction/Design/Drainage/Erosion Control/Energy/Hydrology/Irrigation/Maintenance/Grouting/Soil Mechanics/Specifications/Landscape Architecture/Environmental Engineering/Surveying/Dam Safety)
  • 220 - EVC - Environmental Coordination (Environmental Justice)
  • 230 - EOP - Equal Opportunity (Complaint System/EEO Plan/Sexual Harassment/Special Emphasis Programs/Civil Rights)
  • 250 - FNM - Financial Management (Accounting/Budget Execution/Fiscal Operations)
  • 260 - INF - Public Information (Audiovisual and Visual/Broadcasting/Education/History/Manuscripts/Campaigns/Awards/Special Events/Media/Newsletters/News/Photography/Printing/Publications/Speeches/Earth Team)
  • 270 - IRM - Information Resources Management (Model Coordination/Systems Planning/Technical Reviews/Security/Equipment Technology/Telecommunications/Database Mgmt/Software Development/Computer Operations)
  • 280 - INC - International Conservation
  • 290 - INV - Resources Inventory (Inventory/Monitoring)
  • 300 - LTP - Land Treatment Programs (FSA Assisted Activities/EQIP/WRP/WHIP/GLCI)
  • 310 - LNU - Land Use (Assistance/Community Planning/Taxation/Floodplain and Wetlands Mgmt/Land Use Planning/Land Use Policy/Regional Planning/Development Rights)
  • 320 - LEG - Legislative Affairs (Federal Law/Legislative Action/Legislative Contacts/State and Local Law)
  • 330 - MGT - Operations Management (Appraisals/Audits/Mgmt Analyses/Cost Reduction/Problem Reporting/Productivity/Progress Reports/Schedules/Summary Printouts/Time and Progress Analysis/Work Organization)
  • 340 - SPA - Strategic Planning and Accountability
  • 360 - PER - Personnel (Employment/Classification and Position Mgmt/Leave/Pay Admin/Employee Relations/Standards and Ethical Conduct/Investigations/Personnel Security/Discipline/Grievance System/Reduction in Force/Labor Mgmt/Campaigns and Drives)
  • 390 - PDM - Project Development and Maintenance (Watershed Protection/Flood Prevention/RC&D/EWP/Watershed Rehab)
  • 400 - PPC - Public Participation Coordination (Consumer Affairs/Public Participation Interest List/Techniques/Reviewable Record)
  • 410 - RDV - Rural Development (Organization/Rural Communities/Family Farms/Native Americans)
  • 420 - SSC - Social Sciences
  • 430 - SOI - Soil Survey (Classification/Interpretations/Investigations/Operations/Soil Correlation/Techniques/Resource Areas/General Soils Maps/World Soils Resources)
  • 440 - PGM - Programs
  • 450 - TCH - Science and Technology (Technical Guides/Metric Conversion)
  • 460 - WQP - Water Quality Project Implementation


110 - ADM - Management
Bulletin Number Subject Attachments Date Action Required Expiration Date
IA110-13-1 (PDF) SWCS Iowa Chapter Summer Meeting   6/4/13 6/21/13 9/30/14
IA110-13-2 (PDF) SWCS Iowa Chapter Annual Meeting   9/5/13 9/26/13 9/30/14

 

120 - ADS - Administrative Services
Bulletin Number Subject Attachments Date Action Required Expiration Date
IA120-13-1 (PDF) Annual Inspection of Government Vehicles Safety Checklist (PDF)
ADS-180 (PDF)
10/19/12 11/16/12 (Field Offices
11/27/12 (Area Offices)
9/30/14
IA120-13-2 (PDF) Department and Agency Fleet Policy Certification   5/30/13 6/7/13 9/30/14
IA120-13-3 End of Year Requirements for Purchase Requests   7/12/13 8/1/13 or 8/30/13 9/30/14

 

130 - AGN - Agency General
Bulletin Number Subject Attachments Date Action Required Expiration Date
IA130-13-1 (PDF) Local Food and Agriculture Council (LFAC) Chair Responsibilities NFAC Memo 3/18/13   9/30/14

 

180 - CPA - Conservation Planning and Application
Bulletin Number Subject Attachment Date Action Required Expiration Date
180-13-2 (PDF) Survey of Iowa NRCS Field Staff   8/27/13 9/6/13 9/30/14

 

190 - ECS - Ecological Sciences
Bulletin Number Subject Attachment Date Action Required Expiration Date
IA190-13-1 (PDF) Iowa Plant Materials Field Plantings for FY 2013   2/1/13 4/12/13 9/30/14
IA190-13-2 (PDF) Cover Crops Management in RUSLE2   7/18/13   9/30/14

 

210 - ENG - Engineering
Bulletin Number Subject Attachment Date Action Required Expiration Date
IA210-13-1 (PDF) Drainage Water Management Awareness Training   2/11/13 8/30/13 9/30/14
IA210-13-2 (PDF) Iowa Permit Fact Sheet   9/13/13   9/30/14

 

230 - EOP - Equal Opportunity
Bulletin Number Subject Attachment Date Action Required Expiration Date
IA230-13-1 (PDF) Special Emphasis Program Manager Opportunity Duties and Application (PDF)
Why be a SEPM? (PDF)
10/4/12 11/2/12 9/30/14
IA230-13-3 (PDF) Special Emphasis Program Manager Opportunity   3/6/13 3/28/13 9/30/14
IA230-13-4 (PDF) Special Emphasis Program Manager and Civil Rights Advisory Committee Representatives Opportunities   6/6/13 6/27/13 9/30/14

 

250 - FNM - Financial Management
Bulletin Number Subject Attachments Date Action Required Expiration Date
IA250-13-1 (PDF) New Protracts FMMI Payment Review Process Review Checklist (PDF)
Review Process (PDF)
12/7/12   9/30/14
IA250-13-2 (PDF) FY2013 Spending and Cutoff Dates   7/12/13 As Noted in Bulletin 9/30/14

 

260 - INF - Public Information
Bulletin Number Subject Attachments Date Action Required Expiration Date
IA260-13-1 (PDF) Iowa Soil Conservation Awards Program

Ken Wagner Award Nomination

Ruth Wagner Award Nomination

ISCAP Farmer Award Nomination

Teacher Award Nomination

Izaak Walton League Windbreak Award Nomination

Woodland Owner of the Year Award

Outstanding SWCD Commissioner Award Nomination

Outstanding Watershed Award Nomination

3/27/13   9/30/14
IA260-13-2 (PDF) Staffing the USDA Booth at the 2013 Iowa State Fair   6/24/13 7/19/13 9/30/14

 

270 - IRM - Information Resources Management
Bulletin Number Subject Attachments Date Action Required Expiration Date
IA270-13-1 (PDF) FAX Volume Estimates and FAX2Mail Implementation Plan Deployment Planning (PDF) 10/12/12 10/25/12 (DCs)
10/26/12 (ASTC-FOs)
9/30/14

 

290 - INV - Resources Inventory
Bulletin Number Subject Attachments Date Action Required Expiration Date
           

 

300 - LTP - Land Treatment Programs
Bulletin Number Subject Attachments Date Action Required Expiration Date
IA300-13-1 (PDF) EQIP Guidance to Support Greenhouse Gas Conservation Innovation Grant Projects During FY 2013 Pre-Screening Tool (DOC)
Practice List and Lifespan (PDF)
Fact Sheet (PDF)
State and Local Ranking Questions (PDF)
2/4/13   9/30/14

 

330 - MGT - Operations Management
Bulletin Number Subject Attachment Date Expiration Date
IA330-13-1 (PDF) Fiscal Year 2014 Standing Committees   9/5/13 9/30/14

 

360 - PER - Personnel
Bulletin Number Subject Attachment Date Action Required Expiration Date
IA360-13-1 (PDF) Merit Promotion and Internal Placement   10/11/12   9/30/14
IA360-13-2 (PDF) Pre-Retirement Seminar Signup Form (DOC) 10/23/12   9/30/14
IA360-13-3 (PDF) 2012 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)   10/30/12 12/15/12 9/30/14
IA360-13-4 (DOC) Annual Leave and Use Restoration   11/8/12 11/30/12 9/30/14
IA360-13-5 (DOC) Employee Performance Recognition Nomination Process (PDF) 11/8/12 11/27/12 9/30/14
IA360-13-6 (PDF) Individual Development Planning   11/16/12 12/28/12 9/30/14
IA360-13-7 (PDF) Merit Promotion and Internal Placement   1/24/13   9/30/14
IA360-13-8 (DOC) Employee Development   3/11/13 3/29/13 9/30/14
IA360-13-9 (PDF) Organic Literacy AgLearn Training Modules   3/13/13 5/15/13 9/30/14
IA360-13-10 (PDF) Pre-Retirement Seminar   3/18/13   9/30/14
IA360-13-11 (DOC) Update to Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan   3/14/13 3/30/13 9/30/14
IA360-13-12 (PDF) LincPass Renewal Process   4/1/13   9/30/14
IA360-13-13 (PDF) Mid-Year 2013 Progress Reviews   4/8/13 4/29/13 9/30/14
IA360-13-14 (PDF) National Earth Team Volunteer Week Celebration   4/11/13   9/30/14
IA360-13-15 (PDF) Merit Promotion and Internal Placement   4/12/13   9/30/14
IA360-13-16 (DOCX) Annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day   4/16/13 4/25/13 9/30/14
IA360-13-17 (PDF) USDA Cross Training Programs for FSA, NRCS, and RD Employees   4/22/13 9/12/13 9/30/14
IA360-13-18 (PDF) NRCS Professional Development Conference Attendance   5/1/13 5/10/13 9/30/14
IA360-13-19 (PDF) Conservation for New Employees - Application of Conservation Practices Training   5/7/13 5/17/13 9/30/14
IA360-13-20 (PDF) Merit Promotion and Internal Placement   5/9/13   9/30/14
IA360-13-21 (PDF) Soil Health/Cover Crop Course   5/22/13   9/30/14
IA360-13-22 (PDF) Student Trainee Tour   6/18/13 6/24/13 9/30/14
IA360-13-23 (PDF) Introduction to Soil Survey Level 1   7/5/13 7/15/13 9/30/14
IA360-13-24 (PDF) Structures Planning for Technicians Training   6/27/13 7/31/13 9/30/14
IA360-13-25 (PDF) Merit Promotion and Internal Placement   7/23/13   9/30/14
IA360-13-26 (PDF) Conservation Planning Part 2 (Phase 2) Course   8/9/13 8/26/13 9/30/14
IA360-13-27 (PDF) Required Performance Management Training   8/21/13 9/27/13 9/30/14
IA360-13-29 (PDF) FY13 Performance Appraisals and FY14 Performance Plans   9/6/13 See Bulletin 9/30/14

 

390 - PDM - Project Development and Maintenance
Bulletin Number Subject Attachments Date Action Required Expiration Date
           

 

440 - PGM - Programs
Bulletin Number Subject Attachments Date Action Required Expiration Date
IA440-13-1 (PDF) Fiscal Year 2013 EQIP Process Timeline, Practice List, Ranking, and Cost List County Website Info (DOC)
County Web Practice List (DOC)
Irrigation History Documentation (DOC)
FY2013 EQIP Pre-Screening Tool (DOC)
NRCS-CPA-1202 Addendum (DOC)
10/2/12 10/12/12 9/30/2014
IA440-13-2 (PDF) Accepting GRP Applications Bulletin Link Includes Attachments 5/31/13 6/21/13
7/5/13
9/30/14
IA440-13-3 (PDF) CSP Implementation Guidance Bulletin Link Includes Attachments 5/31/13 6/14/13 9/30/14

 

450 - TCH - Science and Technology
Bulletin Number Subject Attachments Date Expiration Date

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