When Harassment Occurs While on Incident Assignment

Department of Interior Prevention and Elimination of Harassing Conduct Policy, Personnel Bulletin 18-01 (PB 18-01)

Department of Interior employees will be provided a workplace free from harassment, and appropriate officials will be notified of, and have the opportunity to promptly correct harassing conduct.  This includes harassment which may occur while on incident assignment. This policy is outlined in the Department's PB 18-01

For assistance with PB 18-01 and reporting harassment, contact your State HR Employee Relations Specialist.

You may also contact:

Diane Lawrie, BLM Fire and Aviation HR Employee Relations Specialist
Phone:  208-387-5527
Email:  dlawrie@blm.gov
Located at the National Interagency Fire Center
3833 Development Avenue, Boise, Idaho 83705

EEO Information

Equal Employment Opportunity

The people of BLM Fire and Aviation are our most valuable resource.  Fire and Aviation recognizes that providing a workplace in which there is fair and equitable workplace opportunities is a vital component of readiness. 

Providing equality in opportunity is vital to attracting, developing, and retaining a top-quality workforce in order to accomplish our strategic mission.  It is Fire and Aviation’s policy to ensure that equal employment opportunity (EEO) is fully integrated into the mission with demonstrated commitment  from leadership at all levels.

Fire and Aviation expects all employees to proactively prevent discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 and over), disability, and or reprisal for participation in the EEO process.  Managers and supervisors share the responsibility with EEO for successful policy and program implementation so that we can promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through continuing affirmative programs that efficient, responsive, and legally compliant.

The EEO Office provides leadership, develops policy, and provides interpretation and recommendations on a wide range of equal employment and civil rights issues to Fire and Aviation managers, supervisors, employees, and the public. EEO policies are clearly defined, and provide the foundation for a workplace free from unlawful discrimination.

If you believe you have been discriminated against because of your race, color religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), national origin, age (40 years and over), physical or mental disability, genetic information, and/or reprisal or retaliation for participation in the EEO process, you can use the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) discrimination complaint process.

You have 45 calendar days from the date of the incident to initiate an EEO complaint by contacting your state EEO manager.

Eileen Wallace, BLM Fire and Aviation EEO Manager

Phone:  208-387-5454
Email:  ewallace@blm.gov
Located in the Jack Wilson Building, 2nd Floor, Room 220
3833 Development Avenue, Boise, Idaho 83705

EEO Policies and regulations:

Bureau EEO Policy

BLM Fire and Aviation EEO Policy

EEO Process Overview

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Federal Sector Guidance

EEOC Management Directive 110 – Federal Sector Complaint Processing

EEOC Management Directive 715 – Affirmative Employment Program

Code of Federal Regulations – 29 CFR 1614

BLM Reasonable Accommodation

Notice to All Employees and Applicants


Do What's Right (BLM)

This program is directed to everyone in the fire community, whether you are at a fire base, outstation, or whether you are a smokejumper, dispatcher, firefighter, module leader, FMO, or work in a support position or as a contractor in the Fire organization.  All of the issues apply to all of us.  Everyone in the Bureau Fire Program needs to understand their rights and responsibilities.  Everyone needs to understand the consequences of their actions. What is covered in this training comes down to, “Doing What's Right.”

We deserve a work place that we look forward to coming to each day.  We have the right to feel proud of the work we do.  Taking pride in the duties we perform and acting with integrity and respect is what this program is all about. As directed, in the “Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations,” Chapter 13 firefighter Training and Qualification, Annual Fireline Safety Refresher Training: BLM -The "Do What’s Right" training is required annual training but is not a prerequisite for issuance of an Incident Qualification Card."

IM from Assistant Director, Fire and Aviation – Mandatory “Do What’s Right” Training Modules for the Wildland Fire Community


Do What's Right Training - Open in Chrome (not Explorer)

Participant Guide

Facilitator Guide

Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) Module Participant Guide

Course Roster Form  
You may fax to:  208-387-5452 or email a pdf to: ewallace@blm.gov. If you have difficulty sending the completed roster, please call Eileen Wallace at 208-387-5454 for assistance)

Do What’s Right Self Study

Do What’s Right EEO Process and PB18-01 Information

Paper Scenario - Contractor Misbehaving

Facilitator version

Participant version 

For course information, contact Eileen Wallace by email at ewallace@blm.gov 
or at 208-387-5454


For More Information

For more information on this program please contact BLM Fire and Aviation:
208-387-5512 or go to the EEO website.


Additional Resources

The Office of the Inspector General: Hotline Complaint Form

Telephone: 800-424-5081
Fax: 703-487-5402 (ATTN: HOTLINE OPERATIONS)
Office of Inspector General
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street NW.
MS 4428 MIB
Washington, DC 20240

You may also contact the nearest regional OIG office to report fraudulent activities:

  • Eastern Regional Office – Herndon, VA, phone 703-487-8051
  • Central Regional Office – Lakewood, CO, phone 303-236-8296
  • Western Regional Office – Sacramento, CA, phone 916-978-5630

BLM Ombuds
Mary Chavez-Rudolph
Phone: 202-494-3371
Email:  mary_chavezrudolph@ios.doi.gov

CADR (Collaborative Action & Dispute Resolution)
William P. Hall, Director Office of Collaborative Action & Dispute Resolution
Phone: 703-235-3791
Collette Carmouche, COREPlus Program Manager
Phone: 703-235-3797
Email: Marie_Carmouche@ios.doi.gov

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Phone: 800-869-0276
Web site: https://espyr.com/

Password: interioreap


A co-production of the Bureau of Land Management Fire and Aviation Directorate and the Bureau of Land Management National Training Center.