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Hispanic Special Emphasis Program

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This subpart provides guidance and direction to NRCS organizational units on the development and implementation of the Hispanic Emphasis Program (HEP). The purpose of the program is to provide focus on issues such as employment, retention, promotion, training, career development, and advancement opportunities affecting Hispanic applicants and employees at NRCS.

Program Objectives

The Hispanic Emphasis Program is an integral part of the overall equal employment opportunity (EEO) program and is designed to��

  1. Ensure that Hispanics receive equal treatment in all aspects of employment.
  2. Increase the number of Hispanics employed in all professional, administrative, technical, clerical, and other categories, series, and grade levels.
  3. Provide opportunities to participate in training, career development, and leadership programs.
  4. Encourage the participation of Hispanics in all NRCS-sponsored programs and activities.
  5. Provide a network of professional support for Hispanics.
  6. Provide mentoring support to Hispanics in the workforce.
  7. Educate all NRCS employees by raising the level of awareness of Hispanic workplace issues and concerns.
GM_230_403_D - Subpart D - Hispanic Emphasis Program (PDF; 144 KB)

The Hispanic Emphasis Program is your contact for

  • Locating conservation materials in Spanish
  • Spanish translation for NRCS Employees and Hispanic cooperators
  • More information about outreach to the Hispanic Community
  • Volunteering in NRCS outreach activities
USDA-NRCS Bilingual Publications
  1. NRCS in Español
  2. 2008 Farm Bill Programas de Conservación (en español)
Related Links
Hispanic Heritage Links