It is NRCS policy to conduct a positive and continuing BEP that provides equal employment opportunity for Blacks in all personnel management policies and practices, as well as in NRCS-sponsored programs and activities.
403.52 Program Objectives
A. Increase the total number of Blacks in all Professional, Administrative, Technical, Clerical, and others (PATCO) categories, series, and grade levels;
B. Encourage the participation of Blacks in all NRCS-sponsored programs and activities;
C. Provide a network of professional support for Blacks;
D. Ensure that the Black community receives equal treatment in all aspects of employment; and
E. Provide opportunities to participate in training and training programs such as career enhancement, graduate studies, and others.