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Black Emphasis Program

Program Manager: Lakeitha Rena Ruffin
Phone: 406-587-6854
Email: Lakeitha Rena Ruffin

It is NRCS policy to conduct a positive and continuing Black Emphasis Program that provides equal employment opportunity for African-Americans/Blacks in all personnel management policies and practices and in NRCS sponsored programs and activities.

Observance Month: February

Mission: Provide focus on employment, retention, promotion, career development, and advancement opportunities affecting African-Americans/Black applicants and employees at NRCS.

Program Objectives

  • Ensure that African-Americans/Blacks receive equal treatment in all aspects of employment.
  • Provide opportunities to participate in training, career development, and leadership programs.
  • Provide a network of professional support for African-Americans/Blacks.
  • Provide mentoring support to African-Americans/Blacks in the workforce.
  • Educate all NRCS employees by raising the awareness of African-American/Black workplace issues and concerns.

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