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Idaho's Civil Rights Program


And Justice For All LogoThe Idaho Civil Rights Committee serves as an advisory body to the State Conservationist on employment and program delivery issues related to civil rights members identify emerging areas needing special attention, make recommendations for improvement, and provide feedback on our performance on civil rights issues.

The Committee's mission is not only to act as an advisory board, but to do research and make recommendations concerning civil rights issues and special emphasis programs.

Of course, none of this can be accomplished without every employee's comments, concerns, ideas, or suggestions. Please contact your respective committee representative to provide them with your input and ideas.

The Idaho Civil Rights committee is a standing committee which:

  • Serves as an advisory body to promote and assist in meaningful and effective affirmative actions consistent with the goals and objectives established by management.
  • Provides feedback on performance of the equal opportunity and other civil rights programs, identifies areas of weakness, and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Makes recommendations to the State Conservationist regarding policies, practices, and procedures as they affect civil rights in Idaho.

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Idaho Civil Rights Committee Members

Name Position Term Phone Office
Treg Owings
 
Divisions 1 & 2 Representative 
 
10/1/12 - 9/30/16 (208) 746-9886
ext, 123
Lewiston Field Office
1630 23rd Ave., Suite 1101-B
Lewiston, ID 83501
Rusty Norrie
 
Divisions 3 & 4 Representative 10/1/11 - 9/30/15 (208) 549-4256 Weiser Field Office
847 E. 9th
Weiser, ID  83672
Ken Beckmann Divisions 5 & 6 Representative 10/1/12 - 9/30/16 (208) 356-3218
ext. 114
Rexburg Field Office
302 Profit Street
Rexburg, ID 83440
Maria Wallior
 
State Office Representative
 
10/1/13 - 9/30/17 (208) 378-5712 Idaho State Office
9173 W. Barnes Drive, Suite C
Boise, ID  83709
Tina Barker
 
American Indian Emphasis Program

5/1/12 - 9/30/15

(208)
937-2673 ext. 111
Nezperce Field Office
521 Oak Street
Nezperce, ID  83543
Brett Ingles
Vice-Chair
Asian American/Pacific Islander Emphasis Program 10/1/12 - 9/30/16 (208) 378-5690 Idaho State Office
9173 W. Barnes Drive, Suite C
Boise, ID  83709
Mike Cothern
Black Emphasis Program 5/1/11 - 9/30/14 (208) 733-5380
ext. 128
Twin Falls Field Office
1441 Fillmore St., Suite A
Twin Falls, ID  83301-3380
Stanley Haye
 
Disability Emphasis Program 10/1/13 - 9/30/17 (208) 733-5380
ext. 131
Twin Falls Office
1441 Fillmore St., Suite A
Twin Falls, ID 83301-3380
Julie Phelps
 
Federal Women Program 10/1/10 - 9/30/14 (208) 685-6985 Caldwell Field Office
2208 E. Chicago, Suite A
Caldwell, ID  83605-2782
Carrie Janssen-Smith Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender Emphasis
Program
10/1/10 - 9/30/14 (208) 237-4628
ext. 118
Pocatello Area Office
1551 Baldy Ave., Suite 2
Pocatello, ID  83201
Denise Adkins
Secretary
Hispanic Emphasis Program 10/1/11 - 9/30/15 (208) 378-5700
 
Idaho State Office
9173 W. Barnes Drive, Suite C
Boise, ID  83709
Brian Henneman
Chair

 
Veterans Emphasis Program

 
10/1/10 - 9/30/14 (208) 658-6988 Idaho State Office
9173 W. Barnes Drive, Suite C
Boise, ID  83709
Deborah Howerton Civil Rights Advisor N/A (208) 378-5733 Idaho State Office
9173 W. Barnes Drive, Suite C
Boise, ID  83709
Clint Evans Civil Rights Liaison N/A (208) 378-5703 Idaho State Office
9173 W. Barnes Drive, Suite C
Boise, ID  83709
Alexis Collins Outreach Coordinator N/A (208) 685-6978 Idaho State Office
9173 W. Barnes Drive, Suite C
Boise, ID  83709


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The National Civil Rights Committee (NCRC) serves as an advisory body to the Chief on employment and program delivery issues.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers. If you believe you experienced discrimination when obtaining services from USDA, participating in a USDA program, or participating in a program that receives financial assistance from USDA, you may file a complaint with USDA. Information about how to file a discrimination complaint is available from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. USDA prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex (including gender identity and expression), marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination, complete, sign, and mail a program discrimination complaint form, available at any USDA office location or online at www.ascr.usda.gov, or write to: USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410.

Or call toll free at (866) 632-9992 (voice) to obtain additional information, the appropriate office or to request documents. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).