Hispanic Emphasis Program
It is NRCS policy to conduct a positive and continuing HEP that provides equal employment opportunity for Hispanics in all personnel management policies and practices, as well as in NRCS-sponsored programs and activities.
403.33 Program Objectives
The Hispanic Emphasis Program is an integral part of the total equal employment opportunity (EEO) program and is designed to:
A. Ensure that the Hispanic community receives equal treatment in all aspects of employment;
B. Increase the total number of Hispanics in all Professional, Administrative, Technical, Clerical and other occupations (PATCO) categories, series, and grade levels;
C. Provide opportunities to participate in training and training programs, such as career enhancement, graduate studies, and others;
D. Encourage the participation of Hispanics in all NRCS-sponsored programs and activities; and
E. Provide a network of professional support for Hispanics.
Part 403 - Special Emphasis Programs - Subpart D - Hispanic Emphasis Program
Hispanic Heritage Month- September 15 - October 15
National Organization of Professional Hispanic NRCS Employees web site
Eileen Vale, Hispanic Emphasis Program Manager (HEPM)