November 23, 2015

Federal official says N.M. licenses are fine for U.S. travel -- Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexicans need not rush to buy a passport in order to board domestic flights. A state driver’s license is just fine for identification, an official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Friday.

If the federal government ever ordered the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to not let people from a particular state board a domestic plane with a driver’s license for identification, it will provide at least 120 days’ notice.

The fact the federal government didn’t give New Mexico an extension on Real ID compliance means that secure federal facilities in New Mexico will have to have stricter policies in the type of identification they accept. Starting Jan. 10, people won’t be able to use a New Mexico driver’s license to enter a military base or a federal installation such as the Los Alamos National Laboratory. -- 11/20/2015


Environment Department Shares Progress and Plans for Cleanup of Kirtland Air Force Base Fuel Plume -- New Mexico Environment Department News Release

The New Mexico Environment Department is soliciting public comment on the draft 2016 Strategic Plan for Kirtland Air Force Base fuel plume cleanup. Public comment period ends at 5 p.m. January 15, 2016. -- 11/20/2015


Searching for Work in the Digital Era -- Pew Research Center

The internet is an essential employment resource for many of today’s job seekers, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center. A majority of U.S. adults (54%) have gone online to look for job information, 45% have applied for a job online, and job-seeking Americans are just as likely to have turned to the internet during their most recent employment search as to their personal or professional networks.

Yet even as the internet has taken on a central role in how people find and apply for work, a minority of Americans would find it difficult to engage in many digital job seeking behaviors – such as creating a professional resume, searching job listings online, or following up via email with potential employers. -- 11/19/2015