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Hispanic Emphasis Program

The Hispanic Emphasis Program provides information on issues such as employment, promotion, training, and career enhancement affecting Hispanic employees and applicants in NRCS.

Program Objectives

The Hispanic Emphasis Program is an integral part of the total Equal Employment Opportunity program and is designed to:

  • Ensure that the Hispanic community receives equal treatment in all aspects of employment;   

  • Increase the total number of Hispanics in all Professional, Administrative, Technical, Clerical and other occupations (PATCO) categories, series, and grade levels;

  • Provide opportunities to participate in training and training programs, such as career enhancement, graduate studies, and others;

  • Encourage the participation of Hispanics in all NRCS-sponsored programs and activities; and

  • Provide a network of professional support for Hispanics.

Hispanic Emphasis Program Manger

The Hispanic Emphasis Program Manger has responsibilities to employees and leadership. Duties include:

  • Advising the State Conservationists on matters affecting the employment and advancement of Hispanics.

  • Development and implement the Affirmative Employment Program Plan.

  • Provide training and training resources to employees.

  • Contact Hispanic community organizations to learn about potential Hispanic job applicants and topics of interest to the Hispanic population

  • Attend job fairs or other functions at local high schools, colleges, and universities to obtain names of applicants and provide job counseling; send recruitment literature to schools and community groups; sponsor workshops and speakers, information booths at conferences, career days, and other training programs;

  •  Develop statistics concerning training, attrition, identification of barriers to recruitment, employment.

  • Keep the National Hispanic Emphasis Program Manager  informed of field activities affecting Hispanics.

  • Serve as a resource person to the Civil Rights committee regarding Hispanic issues.

  • Serve as local representative at national, regional, and state meetings concerning Hispanic issues.

  • Serve as communication link between employees and the National Hispanic Emphasis Program Manager, keeping employees aware of Hispanic Emphasis Program activities through memoranda, bulletins, newsletters, and other appropriate means.

National Hispanic Emphasis Program  
National Organization of Professional Hispanic NRCS Employees