The Fish and Wildlife Service Directives System includes the current policy and management directives that affect the daily activities of the Service and our employees. The Directives include:
We put the latest policy affecting our employees in the Service Manual. The Manual describes:
When a Service Manual chapter has extensive procedures, we may use a Handbook to supplement the chapter.
We use Director’s Orders for:
We convert the content of Director's Orders into Service Manual chapters as soon as practical, or we remove them.
We also issue policy memorandums to release policy quickly.
Planning to write a policy?
You can find Department of the Interior policy and management guidance (Secretarial Orders, Departmental Manual, and more) in the Electronic Library of Interior Policies.
PDM Contact: Krista Holloway, (703) 358-1914, Krista_Holloway@fws.gov
Last updated: February 8, 2011