Special Emphasis Programs are an integral part of the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program. Special Emphasis Program Manager positions were established to ensure that EEO is present in all aspect of employment and actions are being taken to address under representation. SEPMs provide assistance to management officials in order to help them meet EEO program goals and objectives.
The objectives of the Special Emphasis Programs are to:
Ensure specific actions are taken to for equal employment opportunities for underrepresented groups in connection with recruitment, training, retention, and promotion.
Eliminate concentrations of underrepresented groups in single interval series to diversity and create advancement opportunities throughout all occupational levels and all disciplines;
Encourage the participation of any underrepresented group in all USDA sponsored programs and activities; and,
Provide a network of professional support for underrepresented groups within USDA.
Chair of Civil Rights Advisory Committee
Secretary of Civil Rights Advisory Committee
Alaska Native / American Indian Program Manager
Black Emphasis Program Manager
Federal Women's Program Manager
Hispanic Program Manager
Veterans Program Manager
Asian / Pacific Islander Program Manager
Disability Program Manager
LGBT Program Manager
Advisor of SEPM
HR Advisor of SEPM
For more information contact the Human Resources Officer at (907) 761-7700 ext 3.