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Special Emphasis Programs

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 (SEPMs) provide advice and assistance to Louisiana's State Conservationist and management staff to help meet civil rights program goals and objectives. SEPMs also assist the State Conservationist to ensure effective communications among all persons involved with the civil rights responsibilities.

Special Emphasis Program Managers


Special Emphasis Program (SEP)

Erin Hamilton Asian American/Pacific Islander SEP Manager AA/PI - Asian American/Pacific Islander Program
Chiana Palmer Black SEP Manager BEP - Black Emphasis Program
Mark Norman Disability Employment SEP Manager DEP - Disability Employment Program
Candis Voorhies Federal Women SEP Manager FWP - Federal Women's Program
 Arnelis Crespo Hispanic SEP Manager HEP - Hispanic Emphasis Program
Maxwell Cox Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender SEP Manager LGBT - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Program
Stephanie Tidwell Native American SEP Manager AI/ANP - American Indian/Alaska Native Program
Adam Malcomb Veterans SEP Manager VEPM - Veteran's Emphasis Program

Special Emphasis Events

Special Emphasis Observances
Dates Observance
January Martin Luther King Holiday
February Black History Month
March Women's History Month
May Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
September Hispanic Heritage Month
October Disability Awareness Month
November American Indian Heritage Month
Veteran's Day

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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