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.
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.
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.