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,
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
Located at the National Interagency Fire Center
3833 Development Avenue, Boise, Idaho 83705
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
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
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
Annual Fireline Safety Refresher Training: BLM -The "Do What’s Right" training is
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)
Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) Module Participant Guide
Course Roster Form
You may fax to: 208-387-5452 or email a pdf to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
For course information, contact Eileen Wallace by
email at email@example.com
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.
The Office of the Inspector General: Hotline Complaint Form
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
CADR (Collaborative Action & Dispute Resolution)
William P. Hall, Director Office of Collaborative Action & Dispute Resolution
Collette Carmouche, COREPlus Program Manager
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Web site: https://espyr.com/
A co-production of the Bureau of Land Management Fire and Aviation Directorate and the Bureau of Land Management National Training Center.