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Idaho's Civil Rights Program

And Justice For All LogoThe Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) places emphasis on Equal Opportunity for the Agency's employees and program customers.  The Idaho Civil Rights Committee serves as an advisory body to the State Conservationist to ensure equality in program delivery (Title VI) and employment (Title VII).  It is a standing committee which

  • Serves as an advisory body to promote and assist in meaningful and effective affirmative actions consistent with the goals and objectives established by management.
  • Provides feedback on performance of the equal opportunity and other civil rights programs, identifies areas of weakness, and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Makes recommendations to the State Conservationist regarding policies, practices, and procedures as they affect civil rights in Idaho.
  • Researches and makes recommendations concerning civil rights issues and special emphasis programs.

USDA Civil Rights Mobile App

USDA Civil Rights has a new mobile application for Apple and Android devices with information and resources about Federal civil rights. On the app, you can find a host of features, including a video library, instructions about how to file a complaint, links to contacts and resources for accessibility and assistance technologies, reasonable accommodation, and more. To learn more about this new app, visit OneUSDA.

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Idaho Civil Rights Committee Members

Name Position Phone Office

Jesse Fullmer

Black Emphasis Program

(208) 527-8557, ext. 105

Arco Field Office

Lara Fondow

Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender
Emphasis Program

(208) 527-8557, ext. 111

Arco Field Office

Trudy Pink

Federal Women's Program

(208) 244-5019

Pocatello Area Office

Terry Bruning

State Office Representative

(208) 378-5705

Boise State Office

Kara Carter-Chase

Area West Representative

(208) 816-5251

Lewiston Field Office

Nick Dumke

Area East Representative

(208) 766-4748

Malad Field Office

Aubrey Hoxie

American Indian/Alaska Native Emphasis Program

(208) 209-4350

Coeur d'Alene Field Office

Chris Hughes

Asian American/Pacific Islander Emphasis Program

(208) 244-5013

Pocatello Area Office

Cindy Vaughan

Disability Emphasis Program

(208) 263-5310, ext. 102

Sandpoint Area Office

Dean Smith

Hispanic Emphasis Program

(208) 690-3542

Blackfoot Area Office

Larry Mickelsen

Veterans Emphasis Program

(208) 244-3751

Soda Springs Field Office

Amie Miller

Civil Rights Advisor

(208) 378-5713

Boise State Office

Amie Miller

Civil Rights Liaison

(208) 378-5713

Boise State Office

Mindi Rambo

Outreach Coordinator

(208) 378-5720

Boise State Office


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The National Civil Rights Committee (NCRC) serves as an advisory body to the Chief on employment and program delivery issues.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.