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Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights

1221 College Park Drive
Suite 100
Dover, Delaware
19904-8724
302.678.4160

Policy: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audio tape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD).

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice or TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Delaware Contacts:

State Conservationist/Deputy Equal Employment Opportunity Officer:
Russell Morgan

Ethics Officer:
Eileen Campbell

Civil Rights Chair:
Sally Kepfer


Special Emphasis Programs Web Pages

Special emphasis programs are an important part of the civil rights program at the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The special emphasis program managers along with program managers assist Delaware's State Conservationist to ensure that equal opportunity is present in all aspects of NRCS programs and services. Delaware's State Conservationist and staff provides leadership to identify under representation and ensure that positive actions are being taken to address problem areas. Special emphasis program managers provide advice and assistance to Delaware's State Conservationist and management staff to help meet civil rights program goals and objectives. The Special Program Managers also assist the State Conservationist to ensure effective communications among all persons involved with the civil rights responsibilities.

DEP - Disability Employment Program
HEP - Hispanic Emphasis Program
AI/ANP - American Indian/Alaska Native Program
AA/PIP - Asian American/Pacific Islander Program
FWP - Federal Women's Program
BEP - Black Emphasis Program


Civil Rights Advisory Committee

Name Affiliation Duration
     
Sally Kepfer Chair October 1 2009 - September 30 2011
Ivy McBride Vice Chair October 1 2009 - September 30 2011
Tim Garrahan AA/PIPM October 1 2009- September 30 2012
Bobby Gorski AI/ANPM October 22 2007 - September 30 2010
Art Walker BEPM October 1 2009 - September 30 2012
Clarissa Blackiston FWPM October 22 2007 - September 30 2010
Brooke Hearn HEPM October 1 2008 - September 30 2011
Marianne Hardesty DEPM October 1 2008 - September 30 2011
Melinda Muehlbronner Partnership Liaison October 1 2007 to September 30 2010
Lisa Purnell USDA - 1890 Liaison* Since September 1 2009
Karen Stubbs CR Advisor (Title VII)* Since January 1 2002
Les Stillson CR Advisor (Title VI)* Since October 1 2005
Dastina Johnson Outreach Coordinator* Since May 1 2008

DEPM - Disability Employment Program Manager
HEPM - Hispanic Emphasis Program Manager
AI/ANPM - American Indian/Alaska Native Program Manager
AA/PIPM - Asian American/Pacific Islander Program Manager
FWPM - Federal Women's Program Manager
BEPM - Black Emphasis Program Manager
Civil Rights Advisor (Title VII) Equal Employment Opportunity
Civil Rights Advisor (Title VI) Program Delivery
(EEOC) Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor
*Indefinite Term

NRCS-Civil Rights in Delaware

Item Type Additional Information:
How to Exceed on Your Civil Rights Performance Element Microsoft Word (Technical Note: To open, exit out all MS Word Files. If FTP box appears when downloading, click 'cancel' to proceed.)
2009 Civil Rights Recruitment Plan New! Microsoft Excel (Technical Note: To open, exit out all MS Excel Files. If FTP box appears when downloading, click 'cancel' to proceed.)
2009 Civil Rights Business Plan Microsoft Excel (Technical Note: To open, exit out all MS Excel Files. If FTP box appears when downloading, click 'cancel' to proceed.)
2008 Civil Rights Recruitment Plan Microsoft Excel (Technical Note: To open, exit out all MS Excel Files. If FTP box appears when downloading, click 'cancel' to proceed.)

 


NRCS- Required Poster

Item Type Available at:
And Justice for All  Form AD - 475A http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/about/civilrights/pdf/AD475A-revised9-2006.pdf

 




National NRCS Civil Rights Staff
USDA, NRC
5601 Sunnyside Ave., Room 1-2144B
Beltsville, Maryland
301-504-2181
FAX: 301-504-2175

Links to Associated WEB Sites:

USDA NRCS EEOC