Georgia's Civil Rights Program
To facilitate the fair and equitable treatment of NRCS customers and employees while ensuring the successful delivery of the Civil Rights programs and activities in Georgia
To promote harmony and diversity for one Georgia
We Want To Hear Your Ideas And Concerns !!
You can send your ideas and concerns to the Georgia Civil Rights Committee by by using this link. All issues raised will be brought before the Committee and the State Conservationist for discussion and appropriate action.
Note: If you do not use your name in the email then we may not respond to you personally because your message will come to us anonymously. You can enter xxxxxxxxx in place of your name.
Disclaimer: All anonymous e-mails are routed through the Georgia NRCS Webmaster to the Civil Rights Committee Chairperson.
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Civil Rights Advisory Committee
State Office Deputy EEO Officer
Civil Rights Advisory Committee Chair
James E. Tillman Sr.
Robert G. Stephens Federal Bldg.
USDA Service Center
355 E. Hancock Ave.
408 N White St
Athens, GA 30601-2769
Carrollton, GA 30117-2441
Fax: (706) 546-2120
Fax: (770) 834-9534
Phone: (706) 546-2272
Phone: (770) 832-8942
Civil Rights Advisory Council Members
James E. Tillman Sr., State Office Deputy Equal Opportunity Officer
Cindy Haygood, Chairman
David Gaines, Vice Chairman
Dee Pederson, Secretary
Special Emphasis Program Managers
Robyn Ledford, American Indian/Alaskan Native Emphasis Program Manger
Jewel Ghavimi, Asian American/Pacific Islander Emphasis Program Manager
Jerome Brown, Black Emphasis Program Manager
Dee Pederson, Federal Women Emphasis Program Manager
Chris Groskreutz, Hispanic Emphasis Program Manager
Jason Gatch, Disability/Veterans Special Emphasis Program Manager
Diane Guthrie, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Special Emphasis Program Manager
David Gaines, State Office Representative
Dianna Hodge, Area 1 Representative
Amos Jones, Area 2 Representative
Ray Jones, Area 3 Representative
Amy Bell, Area 4 Representative
Sharon Gipson, State Administrative Officer
Lee Rider, Human Resources Officer
Karla Martin, 1890 Liaison
Daniel Westcot, Outreach Coordinator
Debbie Henry, American Indian Liaison
Chris Groskreutz, USDA StrikeForce
Civil Rights Posters and Bulletin Board Materials
Calendar of Events
What are Special Emphasis Programs?
Georgia Civil Rights Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes
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Georgia Civil Rights Advisory Committee Plan of Operations
Georgia Civil Rights Advisory Committee Bylaws
Southeast American Indian Workgroup Plan
Cultural Greeting Etiquette
China Business Etiquette and Culture
Federal Governments Limited English Proficiency Portal
Federal Governments One Stop Disability Information Portal
Filing a Discrimination Complaint (Producer and Program complaint)
NRCS Civil Rights
Overview of NRCS EEO Complaint Process (employees or job applicants)
USDA Civil Rights
USDA TARGET Center