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EEO - Civil Rights - Federal Women's Program

Federal Women's Program

Program Manager: Jasmine Wilson
Phone: (505) 807-3570
Email: jasmine.wilson@usda.gov

The Federal Women's Program was established to implement a recommendation of the President's Committee on the Status of Women and was later integrated into the Federal EEO Program after the issuance of Executive Order 11478 (August 1969). The activities of the Federal Women's Program focus on employment needs and problems of women as they relate to Federal personnel policies and practices.

Program Objectives

  • Increase the total number of women employed in professional, administrative, and technical occupations.
  • Eliminate concentrations of women in single-interval occupational series to diversify and create advancement opportunities throughout all occupational levels and all disciplines.
  • Encourage the participation of women in all NRCS sponsored programs and activities.

Specific responsibilities of the Federal Women’s Program include: disseminating information regarding progress women have made in obtaining equal rights, recruiting women into the workforce, identifying barriers to career development for women, and providing opportunities for women to advance their careers.

Activities during the year include:
  • Women's Equality Day, celebrated on August 26
  • Women’s History Month, observed in March
  • International Women's Day