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Disability Emphasis Program (DEP)

Disability Emphasis Program  (DEP)

Shelly Lassiter, (509) 323.2987
Washington's Disabilities Emphasis Program Manager

Shelly Lassiter, Disability Emphasis Manager I'm Shelly Lassiter and I am your Disability Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM) on the Civil Rights Advisory Committee.

The main focus of the DEP state program manager is to provide focus on issues such as employment, retention, promotion, training, career development and advancement opportunities affecting disabled applicants and employees in NRCS. As a member of the Civil Rights Advisory Committee (CRAC), and as a Special Emphasis Program Manager I will do my best to represent the disabled persons in Washington State.

In my NRCS capacity, I am currently a soil conservationist on the Ecological Sciences staff. I started my SCS-NRCS career in Minnesota in 1983 where I served in 2 duty stations before moving to Washington in 1986. During my time in WA I have had many great adventures and thoroughly enjoy my work.

Program Goals:

  • Provide reasonable accommodations and accessibilities.
  • Encourage the participation of disabled persons in all NRCS programs and activities.
  • Recruit and retain persons with disabilities.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Promotes understanding and appreciation of individuals with disabilities.

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USDA TARGET Center's mission is to ensure that all USDA employees have safe and equal access to electronic and information technology by assessing, educating, and advocating for the integration of assistive technology and worksite accommodations.