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NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION

AREA REPRESENTED

Ryan McCloud, Chair
Tuscaloosa FO
205-553-1733, ext. 104
205-650-9540
Advisory Committee
Summer Stidham, Vice Chair
Bay Minette FO
251-937-3297. Ext. 123
251-239-0585
Advisory Committee
Stacey Riggins, Recorder
State Office
334-887-4562
334-321-7605
Advisory Committee
 East Team Area Office
334-566-2301, ext. 5116
334-674-1072 
East Team Representative
Montgomery FO
334-279-3571, ext. 3571
334-235-7537
East Team Representative
Dothan FO
334-684-2235, ext. 5319
334-248-1103
East Team Representative
Rainsville FO
256-638-6398, ext. 115
256-717-4157
North Team Representative
Florence FO
256-764-5833, ext. 3768
256-764-5833
North Team Representative
VACANT
North Team Representative
Brewton FO
251-867-3185
334-321-1714
West Team Representative
Jackson FO
251-262-3214. ext. 108
334-329-1703
West Team Representative
Chris Cook
Camden FO
334-682-4117
West Team Representative
State Office
334-887-4562
334-321-7605
State Office Representative
State Office
334-887-4500
334-504-9545
State Office Representative
VACANT
Leadership Advisor
State Office
334-887-4539
334-282-8007
Title VI Advisor
VACANT
Title VII Advisor
SPECIAL EMPHASIS PROGRAM MANAGER (SEPM)
 
Hartselle FO
256-773-6541, ext. 3163
256-612-1795
American Indian/Alaska Native
James Dawson
Autaugaville Field Office
334-365-5532, ext. 2406‚Äč

334-380-2106

Clanton Field Office
205-646-0277, ext. 105
Asian American/Pacific Islander
Ryan McCloud (Chair)
205-553-1733, ext. 104
205-650-9540
Black
251-937-3297. Ext. 123
251-239-0585
Disability
Greensboro Field Office
334-624-3856, ext. 101
334-352-1053
 
Marion Field Office
334-683-9017, ext. 110
Federal Women's Program and SEPM
334-887-4541
334-321-1685
Hispanic
334-745-4791, ext. 106
334-321-1900
LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender)
251-937-3297
251-359-5190
Veterans

Ben Malone, State Conservationist
Deputy EEO Officer
Phone: 334-887-4500
E-mail:  ben.malone@usda.gov

The Alabama Civil Rights Advisory Committee (CRAC) implements the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which created the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and prohibited discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Executive Order 11478 stated that EEO is an integral part of every aspect of the Federal Government's personnel policy. The Committee also has certain responsibilities under Title VI - Program Delivery.

The CRAC is responsible to the Deputy Equal Opportunity Officer (State Conservationist). The committee serves the following functions:

  • As an advisory body to the State Conservationist to promote and assist in meaningful and effective affirmative action consistent with the goals and objectives set forth by management.

  • Provides feedback on the performance of the equal opportunity, workforce diversity, and civil rights program, identifies areas of weakness, and makes recommendations for improvements to other NRCS officials in the State of Alabama.

  • Identifies emerging areas needing special attention by the State Conservationist and other NRCS officials in the state of Alabama.

  • This committee will support and promote the Plan of Operations for equal opportunity, workforce diversity, and civil rights.

  • The committee will make recommendations to the State Conservationist regarding policies, practices, and procedures that adversely affect the achievement of equal opportunity, workforce diversity, and civil rights goals and objectives.

  • Make recommendations to the State Conservationist to see that all minority groups are represented in the workforce. Outreach efforts will be made to assure that objectives are reached.

There are eighteen representatives on the Committee: eight Special Emphasis Program Managers, two representatives from each administrative area, and two from the state office. Members are active in field office reviews, area meetings, training, and discussion groups.

Meeting Dates - The CRAC meets quarterly during the 1st month of each quarter on the 3rd Tuesday at 10 am. Exact locations to be determined at a later date but usually at the Alabama Power Building in Clanton, AL. At least once a year the meeting is held as a teleconference. Contact your representative if you have questions.

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Alabama Items

National NRCS Items
 


Civil Rights Compliance Review Guides

Provisional Alabama Field Office Civil Rights Compliance Review Guide (.pdf, 257 KB)
National Civil Rights Compliance Review Guide (.pdf, 497 KB)

USDA Nondiscrimination - NB230-19-13