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Civil Rights Committee

Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights

Louisiana NRCS Civil Rights Posters and Bulletin Board Materials

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)

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


Louisiana Contacts:


State Conservationist/Deputy Equal Employment Opportunity Officer:
Chad Kacir
3737 Government Street
Alexandria, LA 71302

Assistant State Conservationist for Management & Strategy:
Theresa Killings

Civil Rights Chair:
Mellowdee Tibbs

State LEP Coordinator:
Amy Robertson

Civil Rights Advisory Committee

Name Affiliation Term
Committee Chairperson
CR Program Manager/Advisor
State Outreach Coordinator
Asian American/Pacific Islander SEP Manager
Black SEP Manager
Disability Employment SEP Manager
Federal Women SEP Manager
Hispanic SEP Manager
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender SEP Manager
Native American SEP Manager
Gary Wilkerson
Veterans SEP Manager
Limited Resource & Small-Scale Farmers
& Socially Disadvantaged Producers Coordinator
CR Committee Members
CR Committee Member
Kelsey Landreville Area Staff 9/30/2021


CR - Civil Rights
EEOC - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
SEP - Special Emphasis Program


Special Emphasis Programs Web Pages

Special emphasis programs are an important part of the civil rights program at the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The special emphasis program managers along with program managers assist Louisiana's State Conservationist to ensure that equal opportunity is present in all aspects of NRCS programs and services. Louisiana's State Conservationist and staff provide leadership to identify under representation and ensure that positive actions are being taken to address problem areas. Special emphasis program managers provide advice and assistance to Louisiana's State Conservationist and management staff to help meet civil rights program goals and objectives. The Special Program Managers also assist the State Conservationist to ensure effective communications among all persons involved with the civil rights responsibilities.

AA/PI - Asian American/Pacific Islander Program
AI/ANP - American Indian/Alaska Native Program
BEP - Black Emphasis Program
DEP - Disability Employment Program
FWP - Federal Women's Program
HEP - Hispanic Emphasis Program
LGBT - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Program
VEPM - Veteran's Emphasis Program

Additional Information

The following documents require Adobe Acrobat.

Limited English Proficiency Handbook (PDF)

2014 Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program (FEORP) Report (PDF) 

Louisiana Civil Rights Committee By-Laws (PDF)


National NRCS Outreach and Advocacy Division Staff
14th & Independence Ave., SW, Room 6831-S
Washington, DC  20250
Phone:  202-205-7441
Fax:  202-205-0117


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