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June 29, 2012
In Reply Refer To:
2000 (350) P
Instruction Memorandum No. 2012-151
Expires: 09/30/2013
To:                  AD-200, AD-300, Director – NLCS, and AFOs
From:              Assistant Director, Minerals and Realty Management
Subject:          National Lands Training for Line Officers and Program Managers Course, 2000-23 – Nomination Registration    DD:  08/01/2012
Program Area:  Lands and Realty.
Purpose: This Instruction Memorandum (IM) provides registration information for the National Lands Training for Line Officers and Program Managers Course, 2000-23.
Due to budget impacts, we would like to get an accurate count of committed participants to help us determine if the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) will hold the course this year.
Policy/Action: The joint BLM/USFS National Lands Training for Line Officers and Program Managers course will be held October 14 through 19, 2012, at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center (NCTC), in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Primary objectives of this national course are to provide line officers and lands program managers with concepts and principles unique to land and realty management responsibilities and to enhance competency in application of lands policies and procedures. The BLM and the USFS offer this course to strengthen the lands and realty missions of both agencies.
Timeframe: Individuals interested in attending this course must register before August 1, 2012, through DOILEARN https://doilearn.doi.gov/.  DOILEARN will put all registrants in a “waiting list” status.  

The Washington Office and the National Training Center (NTC) will review the applicants and send final selection notifications in late August 2012. The notification will provide information regarding meals, lodging, and transportation.

We must limit the class to 100 participants, consisting of approximately 50 participants per agency, and will divide participants into smaller groups for more one-on-one instruction.

Budget Impact: There is no tuition charge for this course. Costs include Federal per diem (currently $83 + $51, NTE $134), NCTC Facility Sustainability fee ($15 per night), salary, and travel (Dulles International Airport, IAD, or other appropriate airport). The NTC will provide financial assistance of $720 per BLM participant for charges incurred at the NCTC (meal plan/lodging ($129 per night) plus the Facility Sustainability fee ($15 per night x 5 nights).

Background: We will present this course in two units using discussion and case-study methods. The first unit provides an overview of history, evolution of public land laws and policies, description of legal issues, and explanation of how current congressional and agency/bureau decisions affect lands and realty administration. The second unit reviews various technical tools and processes to help participating managers support and evaluate staff specialist performance in solving lands and realty-related issues on their units. All BLM state and field level managers with realty program responsibilities are the targeted participants for this course.  

The BLM NTC Lands and Realty Program (http://www.blm.gov/) or Natural Resources Distance Learning Consortium (http://www.nrdlc.org/) offer courses for program managers in other resource areas and technical staff specialists responsible for execution of lands and related activities at the district level.
Manual/Handbook Sections Affected: None.
Coordination: The Division of Lands, Realty and Cadastral Survey prepared this IM with input from the NTC.
Contacts: If you have any questions, the BLM NTC Training Coordinator for this course is Mary Jo Yoas. Please contact her at 602‑906‑5533 or myoas@blm.gov.
Signed by:                                                                   Authenticated by:
Timothy Spisak                                                            Robert M. Williams
Acting, Assistant Director                                            Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Minerals and Realty Management

Last updated: 07-02-2012