The Civil Rights Advisory Committee is responsible to the Equal Opportunity Officer for the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Maine. The State Conservationist is the Equal Opportunity Officer.
The Committee serves the following functions:
Identifies and brings to management's attention any trends, problems, issues, or concerns.
Monitors recruitment practices and makes recommendations for ensuring that under-represented groups are made aware of employment opportunities for career positions, temporary summer employment, or special appointments.
Focuses the attention of management on specific personnel practices or problems of an EO nature which are producing or could produce dissension and dissatisfaction among employees.
Monitors the policies and overall effectiveness of the Affirmative Employment and Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Programs with regard to recruitment, hiring, promotion, and retention.
Acts as a forum for an exchange of ideas and action proposals on sensitive issues, matters, or concerns of an EO nature.
Promotes and communicates the efforts of management to achieve and operate a realistic and ongoing Equal Opportunity program.