Welcome to the North Dakota NRCS Disability Emphasis Program webpage. More than ten percent of the American population has a disability. Someone you know, a family member, a friend, or a co-worker may have a condition that limits their participation in some of life's most common activities.
The DEPM encourages hiring, placement and advancement of employees with disabilities and helps to ensure that qualified persons with disabilities receive equal treatment in all aspects of employment and program delivery. The DEPM also provides guidance, oversight and training to employees and outreach to customers, while working closely with other special emphasis program managers and the Civil Rights Action Committee.
Evaluate and report the impact of recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, training, counseling and career development policies and practices;
Develop and/or coordinate the development of Disability Emphasis Program business plan of operations;
Analyze and evaluate statistical reports of the workforce in areas such as awards, workforce distribution, training, attrition, under representation and under utilization to identify barriers to the recruitment, employment and advancement of persons with disabilities; and recommend corrective action, if needed;
Participate in the development and implementation of Affirmative Employment Program plans; and
Support the national DEPM in implementing a viable Disability Emphasis Program agency-wide
Other Related Links
Conversational courtesies and other common courtesies to extend to persons with disabilities from the Easter Seals website
Making Meetings Accessible
Improving meeting accessibility as smart business with useful tips and guidelines by Kristin Clarke, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
USDA TARGET Center
Ensure that all USDA employees have safe and equal access to electronic and information technology by assessing, educating and advocating for the integration of assistive technology and worksite accommodations