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NRCS-Wisconsin Civil Rights Committee

Mission: Dedicated to provide management with
counsel to create a positive diverse workforce
environment and make NRCS services available
to all people.

Vision: A diverse workforce that, by reflecting the
face of Wisconsin, will provide equal opportunity
and quality of service to all customers.

Civil Rights and EEO Counseling and Mediation:
If you believe you have been discriminated against
because of race, color, sex (including sexual
harassment), religion, age (if over 40), national
origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation,
or reprisal for equal employment activities, in
an employment matter or in the workplace, and
wish to initiate an Equal Employment Opportunity
complaint, you must contact your EEO counselor
within 45 days of the alleged discriminatory action.
Contact USDA-NRCS Civil Rights Employment
Division at (301) 504-2182 for assignment of
an EEO counselor.

Wisconsin Civil Rights Committee Members



Contact Information

Committee Advisor - State Conservationist Angela Biggs
Committee Chair Ty Larson
Administrative Assistant Jeannie Rhoden
Committee Vice Chair Greg Kidd
Outreach Coordinator Tivoli Gough
Human Resources Coordinator  Rob Lawson
Mentoring Co-Coordinator Michelle Komiskey
Mentoring Co-Coordinator Tony Wild
Asian/Pacific Islander Emphasis Program Manager Meridith Williams
African American Emphasis Program Manager Cory Drummond
Disability Emphasis Program Manager Meagan Hoffmann
Federal Women's Program Manager Linda Harring
(GLBT) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Program Manager Lisa Zamzow
Hispanic Emphasis Program Manager Nicole Krause
American Indian Emphasis Program Manager Ryan Gerlich
Veteran Emphasis Program Manager Shelly Klukas
Northeast Area Representative Roy Diver
Northwest Area Representative Laurel Qualley
Southeast Area Representative Pattie Haack
Southwest Area Representative Alexis Straka
State Office Representative Brian Pillsbury

Special Emphasis Months

  • January - Martin Luther King Commemoration
  • February - African American History Month
  • March - Women's History Month
  • April/May - Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • May 5 - Cinco de Mayo
  • May - Asian Pacific Heritage Month
  • August 26 - Women's Equality Day
  • September - Hispanic Heritage Month
  • October - National Disability Awareness Month
  • November - National American Indian Heritage Month

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