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EEO - Civil Rights - Hispanic Emphasis Program

Hispanic Emphasis Program

Program Manager: Mauro Herrera
Phone: (575) 542-9141
Email: mauro.herrera@usda.gov

The Hispanic Emphasis Program was established initially by a Presidential Directive in 1970 as a Sixteen Point Program for Spanish-Speaking Americans. It was designed to assure 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.

Program Objectives

  • Ensure the Hispanic community receives equal treatment in all aspects of employment.
  • Seek placement of Hispanics to increase the total number employed in professional, administrative, technical and other occupations.
  • Ensure equal opportunity for advancement in accordance with their abilities.
  • Provide opportunities to participate in training and training programs.

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