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Black Emphasis Program

403.51 Policy

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.

Special Emphasis Events

February - Black History Month


Willie Holmon, Black Emphasis Program Manager