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American Indian/Alaska Native Emphasis Program

Purpose

The purpose of the program is to provide focus on issues such as employment, promotion, training, and career enhancement affecting American Indian/Alaskan Native employees and applicants in NRCS.

NRCS Policy

It is NRCS policy to conduct a positive and continuing American Indian/Alaska Native Emphasis Program (AI/ANEP) that provides equal employment opportunity for American Indian/Alaskan Natives in all personnel management policies and practices, as well as in NRCS-sponsored programs and activities.

Program Objectives

  • Increase the total number of American Indian/Alaskan Natives in all Professional, Administrative, Technical, Clerical, and Others (PATCO) categories, series, and grade levels.
  • Encourage the participation of American Indian/Alaskan Natives in all NRCS-sponsored programs and activities.
  • Provide a network of professional support for American Indian/Alaskan Natives.
  • Ensure that the American Indian/Alaskan Native community receives equal treatment in all aspects of employment.
  • Provide opportunities to participate in training and training programs, such as career enhancement, graduate studies, and others.

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Contact

Katherine Tracey
American Indian/Alaska Native Special Emphasis Program Manager
(814) 623-7900 (x106)