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(Historic) Bureau of Indian Affairs Manual (BIAM)

In 1997, the Deputy Commissioner of Indian Affairs sent a memorandum to IA leadership and programs informing them that the BIAM would be replaced with the new Indian Affairs Manual (IAM). Programs are required by the Federal Records Act (44 U.S.C. 3101), the Administrative Procedures Act (5 U.S.C. 552), and 381 Department Manual (DM) 1 to properly document the functions, policies, and essential transactions of the organization. From 1997 - 2003, multiple release memos and conversion tables were created to document the conversion of BIAM Parts/Chapters to IAM Parts/Chapters. Two policy releases-- in 2004 and in 2008-- again confirm that the BIAM was to be fully superseded by the IAM. In February 2016, the Acting AS-IA released a memorandum reiterating the importance of policy development and reminding IA programs that they should no longer be relying on BIAMs.

The content of many of the BIAMs has been superseded-- by changes in technology, organization, the law, new processes, responsible parties, and so forth. Wherever possible, it has been noted which BIAM Parts/Chapters have been replaced by updated IAM Parts/Chapters, though this is still a work in progress. IAM Titles marked with an asterisk (*) are either in the process of being updated by the responsible office, or have not yet been updated by the responsible office; the IAM Part/Chapter/Title is therefore a placeholder.  In cases where a BIAM Part/Chapter has not been replaced by an IAM Part/Chapter, the BIAM does not necessarily 'apply.'

It's important to note that the BIAM Parts/Chapters do not generally correspond to the IAM Parts/Chapters. For example, the BIAM, "Information Resources Management" (Part 35) has been superseded by the updated IAM, "Information Resources" (Part 60). If a link is not provided to the BIAM, it means an electronic version is not yet available.

BIAMPart/Chapter

BIAM Title

Replaced with IAM Part/Chapter

IAM Title

0 BIAM

Bureau Directives System (1986 release)

Bureau Directives System (1989 release)

0 IAM

1 IAM

Introduction and Index

Indian Affairs Directives System

Supplement 1 Preparing Federal Register Documents & Revisions/Amendments (1975 and 1980)    
Supplement 2 Copy Requirements and Clearances (1975)    

5 BIAM

Organizational Management (1968-1988 Versions)

2 IAM

Organization*

6 BIAM

Committee Management

 

 

10 BIAM

Delegations of Authority (portions from 1970 and 1989)

Delegations of Authority (portions from 1973 and 1975)

3 IAM

Delegations of Authority

11 BIAM

Freedom of Information/Privacy Act/Federal Register

18 IAM

62 IAM

Regulatory Affairs & Collaborative Action

Information Policy*

12 BIAM

Intergovernmental Relations (revoked in its entirety)

 

 

13 BIAM

Legislative and Tribal Relations

12 IAM

Congressional and Legislative Affairs*

14 BIAM

Audits

5 IAM

Management Accountability

15 BIAM

Paperwork and Records Management/Signatory Authority/Correspondence/Forms Management

3 IAM

7 IAM

9 IAM

Delegations of Authority

Correspondence Management*

Records Management

Note: IA follows the OST Records Management process

Supplement 1 Correspondence Handbook    
Supplement 2 Mail and Records Handbook    
Supplement 3 File Operations and Records Disposition Handbook    
Supplement 4 Department's Correspondence Procedures    

16 BIAM

Records and Files Disposition Handbook (1989)

9 IAM

Records Management

Note: IA follows the OST Records Management process

(Revised) 16 BIAM

Records Schedule (2005)

   

Series 4300

Environmental Quality

   

Series 4400

Forestry, Fire

   

Series 4500

Natural Resources - Range Mgmt

   

Series 4600

Real Estate, LTROs

   

Series 4700

Roads,Transportation

   

Series 4900

Irrigation

   

17 BIAM

Public Information

11 IAM

Public Affairs*

19 BIAM

Acquisition/Acquisition Assistance Agreement Management System

13 IAM

22 IAM

Indian Self-Determination

Acquisition

Supplement 1

Contracting Officer's Warrant System

 

 

Supplement 2

Charter for Acquisition/Assistance Agreement Review Committee

 

 

Supplement 3

Development of Acquisition Requests

 

 

Supplement 4

Acquisition Plan

 

 

Supplement 5

Contract Acquisition Staff Resources

 

 

Supplement 6

Communications with Contractors and Offerors

 

 

Supplement 7

Policy and Procedures Regarding Unsolicited Proposals

 

 

Supplement 8

Proposal Evaluation and Source Selection

 

 

Supplement 10

Memorandum of Agreement

 

 

Supplement 12

Responsibilities and Procedures Concerning Reports or Allegations of Fraud, Collusion, or Improper Conduct in Connection with Acquisition of Bureau Supplies/Services by Contract or Assistance Agreement

 

 

Supplement 14

Contract File Maintenance, Closeout and Disposition

 

 

Supplement 15

Administration of Resources in Program Areas for Acquisition and Assistance Agreement Management

 

 

Supplement 16

Performance of Internal Acquisition Management Review

 

 

Supplement 17

Contract Acquisition Lead Time

 

 

Supplement 18

Contracting for Advisory and Assistance Service

 

 

Supplement 19

Preparation and Use of Acquisition Modification and Termination Requests

 

 

Supplement 21

Grants Assistance Administration

 

 

Supplement 22

Appraising Contractor Performance and Product Quality

 

 

Supplement 27

Pre-Award and Contract Audit Needs

 

 

Supplement 28

Ratification of Unauthorized Acquisition Acts

 

 

Supplement 30

Control of Personal Services Contracts

 

 

Supplement 31

Control Over Sensitive Business Information

 

 

20 BIAM

Indian Involvement Programs

13 IAM

Indian Self-Determination

Supplement 2

Delegation of Authority for Non-Construction, Non-Procurement Self- Determination Contracts

 

 

21 BIAM

Program Coordination

20 IAM

26 IAM

Performance Management

Budget

24 BIAM

Tribal and Administrative Accounting Services Staff

73 - 74 IAM

Tribal Government Services*

25 BIAM

Safety Management

(There are numerous Supplements to this BIAM; please contact the RACA Directives & Policy Office if you need a specific one)

25 IAM

Safety and Occupational Health Program*

30 BIAM

Environmental Quality

59 IAM

Environmental Management

Supplement 1 NEPA Handbook, Section 1    
Supplement 2 Cultural Resources Handbook    

Supplement 3

Water and Related Land Resources

   

Supplement 10

Integrated Resource Management Planning

   

33 BIAM

Management Systems

2 IAM

20 IAM

26 IAM

28 IAM

Organization*

Performance Management

Budget

Human Resources

Supplement 1

Incentive Awards Handbook

 

 

Supplement 2

Reports and Forms Catalog

   

Supplement 3

Productivity Reviews

   

Supplement 4

Adverse Action Procedures for Employees Accused of Child Abuse

   

34 BIAM

Internal Control Systems

5 IAM

Management Accountability

35 BIAM

Information Resources Management

60 - 69 IAM

Information Technology*

Supplement 6

Information Resources Security

 

 

40 BIAM

Mail Management 

382 DM 2

DOI Mail Operations Handbook

Supplement 1

Mail Management Handbook

 

 

41 BIAM

Division of Budget (Pre-1970's)

26 IAM

Budget

Supplement 1 Budget Formulation Guidelines    
Supplement 4 Administrative Control of Funds Handbook    

42 BIAM

Financial Management

27 IAM

Financial Management

Supplement 2

Financial Management Accounts Handbook

   

Supplement 3

Accounting Procedures Handbook

   

Supplement 4

Travel Regulations

   

Supplement 5

Timekeeper's Handbook

   

Supplement 8

Erroneous Overpayments to Employees

   

Supplement 11

Transaction Code Definitions Handbook

   

43 IAM 2

(Pre-1970's Historic IAM) Property and Supply

23 IAM

Property

Note: The program is currently updating multiple chapters of the Property IAM

43 BIAM

Property and Supply Management

23 IAM

Property

Note: The program is currently updating multiple chapters of the Property IAM

Supplement 1

Property Classification; Personal and Real

   

Supplement 2

Property Management Regulations

   

Supplement 4

Printing, Publications, Copying, and Duplicating

   

Supplement 5

Space Management

   

Supplement 8

Personal Property Administration Handbook

   

44 BIAM

Personnel Management

(Chapters shown below are included in this single document)

28 IAM

Human Resources

 

Ch. 211

Veterans' Preference

   

Ch. 212

Competitive Service (Positions)

   

Ch. 213

Excepted Service

   

Ch. 230

Organization of the Government for Personnel Management

   

Ch. 250

Personnel Management in Agencies

   

Ch. 272

Personnel Policy Formulation and Personnel Issuances

   

Ch. 275

Evaluation of Personnel Management

   

Ch. 293

Personnel Records and Files

   

Ch. 296

Processing Personnel Actions

   

Ch. 300

Employment (General)

   

Ch. 302

Employment in the Excepted Service

   

Ch. 304

Employment of Experts and Consultants

   

Ch. 306

Selective Placement Programs

   

Ch. 307

Veterans Readjustment Appointments

   

Ch. 308

Youth and Student Employment Programs

   

Ch. 310

Employment of Relatives

   

Ch. 311

The Power of Appointment & Removal

   

Ch. 312

Position Management Program

   

Ch. 315

Career and Career-Conditional Appointment

   

Ch. 316

Temporary and Indefinite Employment

   

Ch. 330

Recruitment, Selection and Placement (General)

   

Ch. 333

Recruitment and Selection Outside the Register

   

Ch. 334

Temporary Assignment of Employees Between Executive Agencies, State and Local Governments, Institutions of Higher Education and Tribal Governments (IPA)

   

Ch. 335

Promotion and Internal Placement

   

Ch. 338

Qualification Requirements (General)

   

Ch. 339

Qualifications Requirements (Medical)

   

Ch. 351

Reduction-in-Force

   

Ch. 352

Reemployment Rights

   

Ch. 353

Restoration to Duty

   

Ch. 380

Upward Mobility

   

Ch. 410

Employee Development

   

Ch. 410

Career Development Systems Handbook

   

Ch. 412

Executive Management Program

   

Ch. 430

Performance Appraisal

   

Ch. 451

Incentive Awards

   

Ch. 510

Position Management Program

   

Ch. 511

Position Classification Under the Classification Act System

   

Ch. 530

Pay Rates and Systems (General)

   

Ch. 531

Pay Under the General Schedule

   

Ch. 532

Federal Wage System

   

Ch. 534

Pay Under Other Systems

   

Ch. 550

Pay Administration (General)

   

Ch. 571

Travel and Transportation for Recruitment

   

Ch. 610

Hours of Duty

   

Ch. 630

Absence and Leave

   

Ch. 713

Equal Employment Opportunity

   

Ch. 735

Employee Responsibilities and Conduct

   

Ch. 736

Investigations

   

Ch. 771

Agency Administrative Grievance System

   

Ch. 810

Injury Compensation

   

Ch. 831

Retirement

   

Ch. 850

Unemployment Benefits

   

Ch. 870

Life Insurance

   

Ch. 890

Federal Employees Health Benefits

   

Ch. 933

Qualifications Requirements for Specific Positions

   

Ch. 990

General and Miscellaneous

   

46 BIAM

Facilities Engineering

80 IAM

Facilities Management Program*

Supplement 1

Facilities Management Coding Structure

   

Supplement 2

Office of Facilities Management

   

Supplement 3

Technical Assistance

   

Supplement 4

Priority Process, Non-Education Construction

   

Supplement 5

Energy Conservation/Management

   

47 BIAM

Credit and Financing

46 IAM

Loan Programs*

Supplement 1 Credit and Financing    
Supplement 2 Credit and Financing    
Supplement 3 Credit and Financing    
Supplement 4 Credit and Financing    

51 BIAM

Indian Rights Protection

14 IAM

Indian Self-Governance*

52 BIAM

Real Estate Appraisal

52 IAM

Real Estate Services

Note: Some of the Real Estate IAM Chapters have yet to be updated

Supplement 1

Real Estate Services Appraisal Handbook

   

53 BIAM

Forestry

(There are numerous releases/updates related to 53 BIAM and its Supplements; please contact the RACA Directives & Policy Office if you need a specific one)

53 IAM

Forestry

Supplement 1

General (including Quality Control and Forester Managerial Development Program)

   

Supplement 2

Forest Management Planning

   
Supplement 3 Contract Sales of Timber    
Supplement 4 Other Timber Harvest    

Supplement 5

Forest Development

   

Supplement 6

Forest Pest Management

   

Supplement 7

Timber and Fire Trespass

   

53 BIAM 8 (also referred to as 53 Supplement 8)

Forest & Range Fire Management

90 IAM

Wildland Fire Management

54 IAM

(Pre-1970's Historic IAM) Resources/Land

(Chapters shown below are included in this single document)

51 IAM

52 IAM

76 IAM

 

Land Titles and Records*

Real Estate Services

Indian Land Consolidation Program

Chapter 1

Organizational Relationships and Functions

   

Chapter 2

Termination of Restrictions on and Conveyance of Indian Land

   

Chapter 4

Land Allotments

   

Chapter 5

Surface Leases and Permits (non-Minerals)

   

Chapter 6

Oil and Gas Leases and Prospecting Permits

   

54 BIAM

Real Property Management

49 IAM

51 IAM

Probate*

Land Titles and Records*

Supplement 7

Rights-of-Way Handbook

   

Supplement 8

Estate Planning and Administrative Guidelines (including Will Drafting Manual)

   

Supplement 9

Land Titles and Records Guidelines

   

Supplement 10

Old Age Assistance Claims Settlement Act

   

55 BIAM

Land Operations

50 IAM

54 IAM

55 IAM

Irrigation and Power

Ag and Range

Safety of Dams

Supplement 1

Range Management, General Grazing Regulations Handbook

   

Supplement 2

Agriculture Program Investigations and Planning

   

Supplement 3

Construction Handbook

   

Supplement 4

Operations & Maintenance Handbook

   

Supplement 5

Reports Handbook

   

56 BIAM

Fish, Wildlife and Recreation

(came from 55 BIAM)

56 IAM

Fish, Wildlife and Recreation

57 BIAM

Road Construction

81 IAM

Road Construction*

Supplement 1

Road Construction Handbook

   

Supplement 2

Road Construction Quality

   

58 BIAM

Road Maintenance

82 IAM

Roads Maintenance*

Supplement 2

Memorandum of Agreement

   

59 BIAM

Aviation Management

57 IAM

Aviation Management

Supplement 1 Aviation Safety    

61 BIAM

School Facilities

80 IAM

84 IAM

Facilities Management Program

Education Facilities*

62 BIAM

Education

30 - 34 IAM

Education Programs

Supplement 29

Education Program Non-Competitive Procedures

   

64 BIAM

Housing Assistance

70 - 72 IAM

Human Services

66 IAM

(Pre-1970's Historic IAM)

Community Services/Welfare/Social Services

70 - 75 IAM

101 IAM

Indian Services

Individual Indian Money Accounts*

Chapter 4

Relationships with Other Branches, Tribal Organizations and Groups, and Other Agencies, Governmental and Voluntary  (Link provides Chapters 4, 5 and 6)

   

Chapter 5

Records and Report Forms and Instructions  (Link provides Chapters 4, 5 and 6)

   
Chapter 6 Individual Indian Money Accounts  (Link provides Chapters 4, 5 and 6)    

66 BIAM

Social Services (1980-1990)

70 - 75 IAM

Indian Services

67 BIAM, Supplement 2

Security Management

65 IAM

Information Security and Privacy*

68 BIAM

Law and Order (Pre-1970's/Reissued 1984)

40 IAM

Law Enforcement and Corrections*

Supplement 1 Law and Order Handbook    
Supplement 2 Reporting Procedures for Child Abuse Cases to Law Enforcement    
Supplement 3 Domestic Violence Policy    

69 BIAM, Supplement 1

Training Management (Training Procedure for Child Protection)

 

 

80 BIAM

Indian Business Development Program

43 - 48 IAM

Economic Development*

82 BIAM

Employment Assistance and Relocation Services

45 IAM

Job Placement and Training*

83 IAM

 

(Pre-1970's Historical IAM/Reissued 1984)

Tribal Programs

11 - 17 IAM

 

 

73 - 74 IAM

Relationships with Tribes, Congress, the States, and the Public*

Note: Most of the Parts/Chapters within this section have yet to be  updated

Tribal Government Services*

Chapter 6

Tribal Government

   

Chapter 7

Attorney Contract with Indian Tribes

   

Chapter 8

Enrollment

   

Chapter 9

Tribal Budget, U.S. Treasury Tribal Funds

   

Supplement 2

Enrollment (late 1970's?)    

84 BIAM

Business Enterprise Development

43 - 48 IAM

Economic Development*

Supplement 1 Business Enterprise Development     

85 BIAM, Supplement 5

Indian Trust Fund Account Losses

101 IAM

Individual Indian Money Accounts*

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