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Welcome to the NRCS Pacific Islands Area Black Emphasis Program Website

Policy

It is NRCS policy to conduct a 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.  The full text of the BEP policy is contained in the NRCS General Manual:

GM_230-403-G Black Emphasis Program

Program Objectives

The Black Emphasis Program is an integral part of the overall equal employment opportunity (EEO) program and is designed to —

  1. Ensure that African Americans/Blacks receive equal treatment in all aspects of employment.
  2. Increase the number of African Americans/Blacks employed in all professional, administrative, technical, clerical, and other categories, series, and grade levels.
  3. Provide opportunities to participate in training, career development, and leadership programs.
  4. Encourage the participation of African Americans/Blacks in all NRCS-sponsored programs and activities.
  5. Provide a network of professional support for African Americans/Blacks.
  6. Provide mentoring support to African Americans/Blacks in the workforce.
  7. Educate all NRCS employees by raising the level of awareness of African American/Black workplace issues and concerns.

Related Federal Links

The following links relate to federally-recognized events and organizations that touch upon equal employment opportunity for Blacks within the federal government:

Other Resources and Links

Contact

Sharon Sawdey
Phone: (808) 541-2600 x 125
Email: Sharon.Sawdey@hi.usda.gov