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United States Department of the Interior
Montana State Office
5001 Southgate Drive
Billings, Montana 59101-4669

September 19, 2008

1400-713 (910) P
Information Bulletin No. MT-2008-048
To:                   All Montana/Dakotas Employees        
From:               State Director
Subject:            Diversity Awareness Month
The month of October 2008, has been designated as BLM Montana/Dakotas Organization “Diversity Awareness Month.” Diversity is defined as “the condition of being different.” This month we can recognize all our human differences. Human differences may affect our customer relationships, our work relations, and our personal relationships.
Diversity is much broader than race and gender; it is inclusive and concerns us all. We are all unique and diverse. This month will give us the opportunity to visualize and appreciate how different and similar we all are.
During this month, the State Office and Field Office collateral-duty EEO staff will be organizing events and activities for all employees. If you would like to know more about events and activities in your office or how you can participate or get more involved, please contact your EEO office contact listed below.
State Office                 Joan Trent, Lisa Engelmann, Laura Schmier, Charlene Gunther, Sara Whitney, Connie Schaff, Chris Miller, Barney Whiteman (Great Falls)
Billings FO                  Melissa Passes and Carolyn Sherve-Bybee
Butte FO                     Scot Franklin
Dillon FO                    Angie Morse
Lewistown FO            Dan Frank and Zane Fulbright
Malta FO                    Rich Adams
Miles City FO             Kathy Bockness and Bobby Baker
Missoula FO               Maria Craig
North Dakota FO       Corinne Walter
South Dakota FO       Terry Dubois
If you have any questions concerning this memorandum, please contact Sara Romero-Minkoff, EEO Manager at 406-896-5180.
Let’s celebrate “Diversity” together!
Signed by:                                                                   Authenticated by:
Gene R. Terland                                                          Barbara Riveland
State Director                                                              MT910