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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.

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Idaho Civil Rights Committee Members

Name Position Term Phone Office
Kara Carter-Chase Divisions 1 & 2 Representative 10-1-17 - 9/30/21 (208) 400-3003 Orofino Field Office
12730 Hwy. 12, Suite C
Orofino, ID 83544
Derek Romer Divisions 3 & 4 Representative 10/1/16 - 9/30/20 (208) 944-3665 Gooding Field Office
820 Main Street
Gooding, ID  83330-6155
Rosana Rieth
Vice-Chair
Divisions 5 & 6 Representative 10/1/16 - 9/30/20 (208) 879-4428 Challis Project Office
1340 Pleasant Ave., Ste. B
Challis, ID 83226-0305
Denise Adkins
 
State Office Representative 10/1/19 - 9/30/23 (208) 685-6991 Idaho State Office
9173 W. Barnes Drive, Suite C
Boise, ID  83709

Aubrey Hoxie
Chair

American Indian/Alaska Native Emphasis Program
 

10/1/19 - 9/30/23

(208) 209-4350 Coeur d'Alene Field Office
7830 Meadowlark Way, Suite C-1
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Michelle Pak
Secretary
Asian American/Pacific Islander Emphasis Program 10/1/16 - 9/30/20

(208) 244-5006

Pocatello Field Office
1551 Baldy Ave., Ste. 2
Pocatello, ID 83201-7117
Jesse Fullmer Black Emphasis Program 10/1/18 - 9/30/22 (208) 527-8557
ext. 105
Arco Field Office
125 South Water St.
Arco, ID  83213-0819
Cindy Vaughan Disabilities Program 10/1/19 - 9/30/23 (208) 263-5310
ext. 102
Sandpoint Field Office Office
1221 Washington Ave. Ste. 101
Sandpoint, ID  83864
Trudy Pink Federal Women's Program 10/1/19 - 9/30/23 (208) 244-5019 Pocatello Area Office
1551 Baldy Ave., Suite 2
Pocatello, ID  83201
Lara Fondow Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender
Emphasis Program
10/1/17 - 9/30/21 (208) 527-8557
ext. 111
Arco Field Office
125 South Water St.
Arco, ID  83213-0819
Dean Smith Hispanic Emphasis Program 10/1/19 - 9/30/23
(208) 690-3542
 
Blackfoot Field Office
725 Jensen Grove Dr., Suite 3
Blackfoot, ID  83221
Larry Mickelsen Veterans Emphasis Program 10/1/19 - 9/30/22 (208) 244-3751 Soda Springs Field Office
390 E. Hooper Ave.
Soda Springs, ID  83276
Amie Miller Civil Rights Advisor N/A (208) 378-5713 Idaho State Office
9173 W. Barnes Drive, Suite C
Boise, ID  83709
Amie Miller Civil Rights Liaison N/A (208) 378-5713 Idaho State Office
9173 W. Barnes Drive, Suite C
Boise, ID  83709
Mindi Rambo Outreach Coordinator N/A (208) 378-5720 Idaho State Office
9173 W. Barnes Drive, Suite C
Boise, ID  83709


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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: program.intake@usda.gov.

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