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Hispanic Emphasis Program

403.31 Policy

It is NRCS policy to conduct a positive and continuing HEP that provides equal employment opportunity for Hispanics in all personnel management policies and practices, as well as in NRCS-sponsored programs and activities.

403.33 Program Objectives

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

A. Ensure that the Hispanic community receives equal treatment in all aspects of employment;

B. Increase the total number of Hispanics in all Professional, Administrative, Technical, Clerical and other occupations (PATCO) categories, series, and grade levels;

C. Provide opportunities to participate in training and training programs, such as career enhancement, graduate studies, and others;

D. Encourage the participation of Hispanics in all NRCS-sponsored programs and activities; and

E. Provide a network of professional support for Hispanics.

Part 403 - Special Emphasis Programs - Subpart D - Hispanic Emphasis Program

Hispanic Heritage Month- September 15 - October 15

National Organization of Professional Hispanic NRCS Employees web site


Eileen Vale,  Hispanic Emphasis Program Manager (HEPM)