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Black Emphasis Program

Black Emphasis Program

Jamilah McCoy Black SEPM

Arizona NRCS Black Emphasis Program Manager:

 Jamilah McCoy (520) 836-1960 Ext. 116

The Black Emphasis Program is designed to provide focus on issues such as employment, promotion, training, and career enhancement affecting Black employees and applicants in NRCS.

The Black Emphasis Program is an integral part of the overall equal employment opportunity (EEO) program and is designed to:

  • Ensure that African Americans/Blacks receive equal treatment in all aspects of employment.

  • Increase the number of African Americans/Blacks employed in all professional, administrative, technical, clerical, and other categories, series, and grade levels.

  • Provide opportunities to participate in training, career development, and leadership programs.

  • Encourage the participation of African Americans/Blacks in all NRCS-sponsored programs and activities.

  • Provide a network of professional support for African Americans/Blacks.

  • Provide mentoring support to African Americans/Blacks in the workforce.

  • Educate all NRCS employees by raising the level of awareness of African American/Black workplace issues and concerns.

February is Black History Month

2013 Black History Month Poster

2014 Presidential Proclamation - National African American History Month

Links and Resources

NRCS 1890 National Scholars Program
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is a partnership between of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. The program awards scholarships to students to attend one of 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities.

2013 Black History Month poster