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IA National Policy Memoranda (NPM)

National Policy Memoranda provide interim instructions regarding the official duties and responsibilities of IA employees. They are valid for one year, after which they are evaluated for relevance. NPMs can then be extended for one year, superseded by updated guidance, or converted to permanent policy (IAM chapters). There have been some discrepancies in the past regarding the review and sign-off on NPMs and the recording of "effective" and "expired" dates. The signature date is typically the "issued" (effective) date, and in some cases, the "expired" date is different than one might expect. The NPM document must be read in order to understand some of the effective and expired dates. National policy is established or amended only in writing and only by the Assistant Secretary, the Deputy Assistant Secretaries, the Director, BIA, or the Director, BIE.

Current NPMs

NPM Citation
Title
Signed/Issue Date
Status

ACQUISITION

NPM-ACQU-05Purchase Request Package  Requirements      4/14/14Expires 4/14/15 
NPM-ACQU-06Required Sources for Acquisition of Supplies and Services4/14/14Expires 4/14/15
NPM-ACQU-07Ratifications4/14/14Expires 4/14/15
NPM-ACQU-08Procurement Administrative Lead Time (PALT)4/14/14Expires 4/14/15
    

BIA - OTHER

 NPM-DBIA-01 A1Youth Initiative - Amendment 2 9/20/14Expires 9/20/15

BUDGET

NPM-BUDG-02Fiscal Year 2014 Fund Distribution Policy10/01/13Expires 9/30/14
NPM-BUDG-04Obligation/Expenditure of Two-Year Funding in the Second Year of Availability Policy10/01/13

Expires 10/01/14 

(not signed until 2/20/14 but Budget Director wants Issued/Expired timeframe to follow FY)

DAS-M

NPM-SPC-01Space Management1/30/14 Expires 1/30/15
    

FINANCE

NPM-FIN-01Labor/Payroll Costs Adjustments7/11/14Expires 7/11/15
NPM-FIN-02Charge Card Reallocations7/11/14Expires 7/11/15
NPM-FIN-03Regional Agency/Organization Program Coordinator (A/OPC)7/11/14Expires 7/11/15
NPM-FIN-04Accounts Payable 3-Way Match7/11/14Expires 7/11/15
NPM-FIN-05Accounts Payable 2-Way Match7/11/14Expires 7/11/15
NPM-FIN-06General Services Administration IPAC Billing7/11/14Expires 7/11/15
NPM-FIN-07CAF-Law Enforcement Imprest Fund1/27/14Expires 1/27/15
NPM-FIN-08Miscellaneous Obligations1/27/14Expires 1/27/15
NPM-FIN-09Purchase Card Requisitions7/11/14Expires 7/11/15
NPM-FIN-10Revenue and Expenditure Alignment for Fixed Fee Funds7/11/14Expires 7/11/15
NPM-FIN-11Undelivered Orders Policy1/27/14Expires 1/27/15
    

HUMAN RESOURCES

NPM-HR-14Hiring Controls1/1/14Expires 1/1/15 
    

SELF GOVERNANCE

NPM-SELFD-1
5/08/06
Does not expire until superseded 
NPM-SELFD-1A
5/08/06
Does not expire until superseded

TRUST SERVICES

NPM-TRUS-33Revised Requirements for Forest Managemen Plans for Category 3 and 4 Forested Reservations11/25/13Expires 11/25/14
 
 Historical and Archived NPMs
 
NPM Citation
Title
Signed/Issue Date
Status

ACQUISITION AND PROPERTY

NPM-ACQU-1
5/07/09
Expired 5/07/10
NPM-ACQU-2
6/05/07
Expired 6/05/08
NPM-PROP-1
8/20/07
Expired 8/20/08; Superseded by 23 IAM 4
 
 
 
 

BIA - OTHER

NPM-DBIA-01Youth Initiative9/20/12Expired 9/20/13
    
BUDGET
NPM-BUDG-01Travel Restrictions and Mission-Critical Travel4/01/13Expired 4/01/14
    

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

NPM-EDUC-1
6/23/04
Expired 6/23/05
NPM-EDUC-1A1
6/22/05
Expired 6/24/06
NPM-EDUC-1A2
6/02/06
Expired 6/24/07
NPM-EDUC-2
11/02/04
Expired 11/02/05
NPM-EDUC-2A1
10/13/05
Expired 11/03/06;
Superseded by NPM-EDUC-21
NPM-EDUC-4
7/25/05
Expired 7/25/06
NPM-EDUC-5
5/26/05
Expired 5/26/06; Superseded by 30 IAM 4
NPM-EDUC-6
7/07/05
Expired 7/07/06
NPM-EDUC-6A1
8/17/07
Expired 9/17/08; Superseded by 30 IAM 4
NPM-EDUC-7
2/27/06
Expired 2/27/07
NPM-EDUC-11
8/03/06
Expired 8/03/07
NPM-EDUC-19
 10/22/09
Expired 7/29/10 
NPM-EDUC-205/01/10Expired 5/01/11
NPM-EDUC-22 Suicide Prevention, Early Intervention, and Postvention Policy 11/01/10 Expired 11/01/11; Superseded by 30 IAM 14 and 34 IAM 7
NPM-EDUC-26
 4/18/11 (signed)
 Expired 5/01/12
NPM-EDUC-27Policy Waiving Qualification Requirements for Teacher Recruitment Organizations 4/01/12 Expired 4/01/13
NPM-EDUC-28Policy to Support Accelerated Food Purchases9/19/12Expired 9/19/13
    

ENVIRONMENTAL-CULTURAL RESOURCES

NPM-CULT-1
12/17/07
Expired 12/17/08
NPM-ENV-2
 7/20/10
Expired 7/20/11 
NPM-ENV-2A1 NEPA Review of the Purchase of Fractionated Interests - Amendment 1  7/20/10 Expired 10/18/11; Superseded by 59 IAM 3

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

NPM-FM-2
12/20/05
Expired 12/20/06
 
 
 
 

HUMAN RESOURCES

NPM-HR-1
1/21/05
Expired 1/21/06
NPM-HR-1A1
1/12/06
Expired 1/21/07
NPM-HR-1A2
4/18/08
Expired 4/18/09; Superseded by 28 IAM 790
NPM-HR-3
3/22/06
Expired 3/22/07
NPM-HR-3A1
6/05/07
Expired 3/22/08
NPM-HR-3A2
8/28/08
Expired 3/22/09
NPM-HR-4
3/25/08
Expired 3/23/09; IA is following the DOI Policy
NPM-HR-5
1/19/06
Expired 1/19/07
NPM-HR-5A1
6/05/07
Expired 1/19/08
NPM-HR-6
1/19/06
Expired 1/19/07
NPM-HR-6A1
6/05/07
Expired 1/19/08; Superseded by 28 IAM 430
NPM-HR-7
3/30/06
Expired 3/30/07
NPM-HR-7A1
6/05/07
Expired 3/30/08
NPM-HR-8
7/07/06
Expired 7/07/07
NPM-HR-8A1
10/01/07
7/07/08;
Superseded by
28 IAM 303-H
NPM-HR-9
10/09/07
Expired 10/09/08
NPM-HR-11
7/27/07
Expired 7/27/08
NPM-HR-12
8/16/07
Expired 8/16/08
NPM-HR-12A1
10/06/08
Expired 8/16/09
NPM-HR-13
10/06/08
Expired 10/10/09
 
 
 
 

MANAGEMENT

NPM-MGMT-1
6/01/05
Expired 6/01/06
 
 
 
 

INDIAN SERVICES

NPM-TRANS-1Sign Assessment or Management Method to Maintain Minimum Levels of Retroreflectivity on BIA Roads 1/20/12 Expired 1/20/13
 
 
 
 

TRUST SERVICES

NPM-TRUS-1
5/17/05
 
Expired 5/18/06; Superseded by NPM-TRUS-1A2
NPM-TRUS-1A1
5/17/06
Approved through 2011, but superseded by NPM-TRUS-1A2
NPM-TRUS-1A2Timber Contract Change to Provision B11.3, Amendment 24/14/08Expired 4/14/14
NPM-TRUS-1A24/14/08Expired 3/13/13
NPM-TRUS-2
5/25/05
Expired 5/20/06
NPM-TRUS-2A1
7/18/06
Expired 7/18/07; Superseded by 76 IAM 3
NPM-TRUS-3
5/25/05
Expired 5/20/06
NPM-TRUS-3A1
8/23/06
Expired 7/18/07
NPM-TRUS-3A2
8/13/07
Expired 5/20/08; Superseded by 76 IAM 16
NPM-TRUS-4
5/25/05
Expired 5/20/06
NPM-TRUS-4A1
8/22/06
Expired 7/18/07; Superseded by NPM-TRUS-13
NPM-TRUS-5
5/25/05
Expired 5/20/06
NPM-TRUS-6
5/25/05
Expired 5/20/06
NPM-TRUS-6A1
8/15/06
Expired 7/18/07
NPM-TRUS-7
1/03/07
Expired 1/03/08; Superseded by 76 IAM 7
NPM-TRUS-8
5/16/06
Expired 5/16/07; Superseded by NPM-TRUS-8A1
NPM-TRUS-8A1Timber Contract B9.2 Change, Amendment 14/14/08Expired 4/14/14
NPM-TRUS-8A14/14/08Expired 3/13/13
NPM-TRUS-9
12/04/06
Expired 12/04/07; Superseded by 76 IAM 9
NPM-TRUS-10
11/17/06
Expired 11/17/07; Superseded by 76 IAM 10
NPM-TRUS-11
1/03/07
Expired 1/03/08; Superseded by 76 IAM 11
NPM-TRUS-12
11/17/06
Expired 11/17/07; Superseded by 76 IAM 12
NPM-TRUS-13
6/14/07
Expired 6/14/08
NPM-TRUS-14
6/18/07
Expired 6/18/08;
Superseded by 76 IAM 6
NPM-TRUS-15
6/14/07
Expired 6/14/08;
Superseded by 76 IAM 15
NPM-TRUS-16
5/16/07
Expired 5/16/08
NPM-TRUS-17
3/04/08
Expired 3/04/09; Superseded by 76 IAM 14
NPM-TRUS-21
2/19/08
Expired 2/19/09
NPM-TRUS-22
2/19/08
Expired 2/19/09
NPM-TRUS-26A1Management of Water-Related Functions within the Office of Trust Services, Amendment 110/10/10Extended through 10/01/12; now expired
NPM-TRUS-29Guidance for the Approval of Tribal Leasing Regulations under the HEARTH Act1/16/13Expired 1/16/14
NPM-TRUS-30Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) Reconciliation and Ordering Process Policy10/29/12Expired 10/29/13
NPM-TRUS-32Authorization to Permit for Grazing9/26/13Superseded by 54 IAM 4 (Issued 9/9/14)