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WV Special Emphasis Program

West Virginia Special Emphasis Programs

Why Special Emphasis Programs?

West Virginia Special Emphasis Programs are an integral part of the Natural Resources Conservation Service's Civil Rights Program.  We use Civil Rights to ensure compliance with agency policies for Conservation and Equal Opportunities Programs, and accountability for the delivery of quality and timely services to our customers.

List Of Programs

What do they do?

Special Emphasis Program Managers are responsible for:

  • Coordinating diversity events
  • Assessing under-representation of minorities and women, and providing input to affirmative employment plans
  • Developing action items to eliminate barriers to employing and promoting women and minorities
  • Increasing diversity awareness, as well as understanding of and appreciation for differences among all people and how these differences influence day-to-day operations

The Special Emphasis Program Managers work for the State Conservationist.

West Virginia Civil Rights Advisory Committee members.

Director-Office of Civil Rights
14th and Independence Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
or CALL: (202) 720-5964 (Voice or TDD)


"The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."