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Introduction to NRCS (NRCS-NEDC-000008)

Overview

This is a self paced program for all new employees to be completed during their first six months of employment. It includes such topics as Mission and History; NRCS Customers and Partners; Employment and Position Classification; Performance Appraisal and Merit Promotion; EEO, Civil Rights; and Valuing Diversity; Employee Relations; Safety and Health; Ethics and Conduct; Employee Development and Career Management;  and Directives and Records.

Objectives

Upon completion of this programs, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how NRCS is organized to accomplish our Mission;
  • Describe how NRCS interacts with other federal, state and local agencies and others to form partnerships;
  • Define an NRCS program, and be aware of how programs are created and funded;
  • Differentiate between competitive and non-competitive promotions;
  • Be aware of Work Force Diversity; and
  • Identify where to direct questions pertaining to career advancement, ethics, conduct, safety, and grievance procedures.

Prerequisites

None

Delivery Method

This program is Web-based.

Duration

Varies

Target Audience

Employees new to NRCS

NEDC Contact

Sudhakhar Sriparameswaran

Technical Coordinator

Enrollment

Enrollment instructions are provided below.  Be sure to select the appropriate link to ensure successful enrollment. 

USDA Employees

  • Proceed to the Aglearn to login using your USDA eAuthentication ID and password.  This is the same as your WebTCAS ID and password.
  • Select Catalog, Select Natural Resources Conservation Service under Subject Area Menu.
  • Choose the course name by select the button Launch content or Add to Learning Plan to register and complete the course.

District Employees with AgLearn Account

  • Proceed to the Aglearn to login using your USDA eAuthentication ID and password. This is the same logon ID and password used for the TechReg TSP application or profile.
  • Select Catalog, Select Natural Resources Conservation Service under Subject Area Menu.
  • Choose the course name by select the button Launch content or Add to Learning Plan to register and complete the course.
  • If you do not have an account.  Specific instructions on securing a USDA user account and password are located at getting started.  For further assistance contact the USDA state office in your state for assistance in obtaining an eAuthentication ID and password and AgLearn account.

Technical Service Providers

  • Proceed to the Aglearn to login using your USDA eAuthentication ID and password. This is the same logon ID and password used for the TechReg TSP application or profile.
  • Select Catalog, Select Natural Resources Conservation Service under Subject Area Menu.
  • Choose the course name by select the button Launch content or Add to Learning Plan to register and complete the course.
  • If you are anticipating becoming a Technical Service Provider please review the entire process at TechReg.  Please familiarize yourself with this process if you have not already done so.  Specific instructions on securing a USDA user account and password are located at getting started.

Other USDA Customers

  • For those not in the above categories contact the USDA state office in your state for assistance in obtaining an eAuthentication ID and password and AgLearn account.
  • To obtain this contact information for your state you can go to the Aglearn website click on contact us. Scroll down to NRCS and click on the link that says state contacts.