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Caribbean Area Special Emphasis Program Manager Contacts

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Lydia Collazo, Federal Women's & GLBT Special Emphasis Program Manager 787-743-2743 x.112 787-258-5111 FWP creates advancement opportunities throughout all occupational levels and disciplines, to encourage the participation of women in all NRCS-sponsored programs and activities, and to ensure that female clients receive fair and equitable services.
Rafael Sierra, Hispanic Special Emphasis Program Manager 787-817-2473, x.112 787-816-5367 HEP assures consideration of the needs and problems of persons of Hispanic origin in all aspects of Federal personnel management. Hispanics are persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
Yadira Feliciano, American Indian/ Alaskan Special Emphasis Program Manager 787-831-3416, x.104 787-837-3145 AI/A SEP ensures that equal emphasis opportunities are provided for Native Americans in all personnel management policies and activities.
Hilton Miró, Asian/ Pacific Islander Special Emphasis Program Manager 787-766-5206, x126 787-766-5987 A/PI SEP enhances employment opportunities for the Asian/ Pacific Islander community. The Program encourages the participation of Asian Pacific Islanders in all NRCS-sponsored programs and activities and provides a network of professional support for Asian Pacific Islanders in NRCS.
Jose Rívera, Disabled Special Emphasis Program Manager 787-817-2473, x115 787-816-5367 DEP uses organized action plans and procedures to promote the hiring, placement, and advancement of employees with disabilities.
Rudy G. O'Reilly, Jr., Black Special Emphasis Program Manager 340-692-9662 x. 106 340-692-9607 BEP ensures that the Black community receives equal treatment in all aspects of employment. The BEP seeks placement of Blacks to ensure equal opportunity for advancement in accordance with their abilities, providing the opportunity to participate in training, cooperative education, and upward mobility programs.
Luis García, Veteran's Special Emphasis Program Manager 787-766-5206 x. 132 787-766-5987 VEP focuses on issues such as employment, retention, promotion, training, career development, and advancement opportunities affecting disabled applicants and employees in NRCS.

For more information, please visit the National Special Emphasis Programs page.