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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 Maryland's State Conservationist to ensure that equal opportunity is present in all aspects of NRCS programs and services. Maryland's State Conservationist and staff provides leadership to identify under representation and ensure that positive actions are being taken to address problem areas. Special emphasis program managers provide advice and assistance to Maryland's State Conservationist and management staff to help meet civil rights program goals and objectives. The Special Program Managers also assist the State Conservationist to ensure effective communications among all persons involved with the civil rights responsibilities.

AA/PIP - Asian American/Pacific Islander Program

AI/ANP - American Indian/Alaska Native Program

BEP - Black Emphasis Program

DEP - Disability Emphasis Program

FWP - Federal Women's Program

HEP - Hispanic Emphasis Program

LGBT- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Program