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About the Manager

Renea Dyer
District Conservationist Lauderdale County
Florence, Alabama  35630

2013 Women's History Month Poster.

I am the Federal Women’s Program (FWP) Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM) for Alabama.  I also serve on the Alabama Civil Right’s Advisory Committee.  I will serve as the FWP SEPM for three years, from October 2012 until September 2015.

I am from Loretto, TN.  I received a BS in Environmental Agriscience from Tennessee Technological University in 1999, and a MS in Biosystems Engineering Technology/Environmental Science from The University of Tennessee in 2001. 

Before starting with NRCS, I worked a little over a year for Williamson County Sewage Disposal as a Soil Scientist Technician mapping soils for septic systems in Franklin, TN.  I started my career as a soil conservationist in the Andalusia field office in Covington County, AL, in April of 2003.  In April of 2004, I was transferred to the Florence field office in Lauderdale County, AL.  In March of 2005 I received my current position of District Conservationist in the Florence field office. 

FWP Background

The FWP is a special emphasis program that was established in 1963 to enhance employment and remove employment barriers for women. Executive Order 11478, signed in 1969, brought the FWP into the overall Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program and placed it under the stewardship of the Director of EEO.

To ensure that agencies meet the requirements of the EEO laws, Executive Orders, and EEOC guidelines, the FWP Special Emphasis Manager position was established to advise management and to analyze policies, practices, and procedures which may present barriers to the hiring and advancement of women employees.

Goals of the Federal Women’s Program in Alabama

  • Remove employment barriers for women.
  • Assure women are appropriately represented in the workforce.
  • Analyze policies, practices, and procedures of employment in Alabama.
  • Provide a means for women to communicate their concerns to management.
  • To improve hiring, training, retention, and promotion opportunities for women.
     

Special Observances

May 09 - May 16 is Women's Health Month. 

March is Women's History Month
 

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