Idaho Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender (LGBT) Special Emphasis Program
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The purpose of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Special Emphasis Program is to provide LGBT awareness and education to NRCS employees and partners while focusing on such issues as employment, retention, promotion, training, career development and advancement opportunities affecting LGBT applicants and employees at NRCS (GM Title 230 Part 403 Subpart H) The LGBT Program at USDA was created in 2009, when Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack issued Departmental Regulation 4230-002.
Objectives of the LGBT Program
Ensure that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people receive equal treatment in all aspects of employment.
Increase the number of LGBT people 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 LGBT populations in all NRCS-sponsored programs and activities.
Provide a network of professional support for LGBT.
Provide mentoring support to LGBT in the workforce.
Educate all NRCS employees by raising the level of awareness of LGBT workplace issues and concerns.