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NRCS New York Black Special Emphasis Program

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


  • Ensure that African Americans/Blacks receive equal treatment in all aspects of employment.
  • Increase the number of African Americans/Blacks employed in all professional, administrative, technical, clerical, and other categories, series, and grade levels.
  • Provide opportunities to participate in training, career development, and leadership programs.
  • Encourage the participation of African Americans/Blacks in all NRCS-sponsored programs and activities.
  • Provide a network of professional support to African Americans/Blacks.
  • Provide mentoring support to African Americans/Blacks in the workforce.
  • Educate all NRCS employees by raising the level of awareness of African American/Black workplace issues and concerns.
  • Communicate information throughout the state and Nationally on African American/Black related activations and cultural awareness, etc.

Services Offered

  • Translated media to communicate with producers
  • Information on African Americans/Blacks activities and cultural difference in communication, etc.
  • Participates in recruitment efforts and compliance reviews.

Information Resources

Tammy Willis, Black Emphasis Program Manager
Telephone: 315-477-6503
E-mail: Tammy Willis