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Office of the Director | Civil Rights Division | NRCS

CRD Director Selina LeeAs Director of the Civil Rights Division for the U.S. Natural Resources Conversation Services (NRCS), Ms. Selina Lee provides supervision and leadership for directing and executing the agency’s civil rights and EEO program. Routinely she provides technical guidance to managers and staff officials on civil rights impact analyses, program delivery, complaints processing, affirmative employment, alternative disputes resolution, and civil rights related training activities.  Prior to joining USDA, Ms. Lee was the Director of EEO Services at the Department of Education.  She is active involved in the EEO and diversity community and civic organizations, and serves as a mentor, an advisor and a staff trainer on topics related to EEO and diversity, and emphasizes the human side of leadership.  Ms. Lee received her MBA from the University of Texas and BA from Hunter College, and is a graduate of the Army Management Staff College and the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute.

Office of the Director
USDA, NRCS, 5601 Sunnyside Ave., Room 1-2182C
Stop Code: 5472
Beltsville, MD 20705
Phone: 301-504-2181
Fax: 301-504-2336


  • Provides overall leadership, coordination, and direction for the Agency's programs of civil rights, including program delivery compliance and equal employment opportunity.
  • Monitors and evaluates and updates policies, procedures, and programs related to civil rights, equal employment opportunity, and special emphasis.
  • Ensures that civil rights policy for the Agency is developed, implemented, and reviewed centrally.
  • Develops and monitors internal Agency training and provides leadership to ensure that appropriate training is delivered to Agency personnel in the area of civil rights.
  • Acts as the liaison with the Department, other Federal departments, agencies, divisions, and commissions both external and internal to NRCS - to exchange information and assure coordinated actions on civil rights matters.
  • Performs staff work for the Chief of NRCS and the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights on equal employment opportunity and civil rights matters, including affirmative employment program, equal employment opportunity evaluations, and development of EE/civil rights policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates support for the Agency's Civil Rights Advisory Committee.
  • Acts as the Agency's subject matter expert on the Cultural Transformation Committee.
  • Serves as an advisor to Onboarding Committee. 


Director's Office





Lee, Selina




Keen, Margaret

Administrative Assistant