Develops and implements training to Agency employees to provide awareness on EEO Laws and the complaint process.
The focal point of OCR is to facilitate fair and equitable treatment of all APHIS employees and stakeholders pursuant to existing laws, Executive Orders and regulations with the goal of eliminating unlawful workplace and program discrimination in Federal employment and in activities that receive funding from APHIS, on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation), age, religion, reprisal, protected genetic information and disability.
Compliance and Evaluation Branch
Primarily responsible for ensuring internal and external EEO program compliance with federal EEO laws, regulations, and policies.
Develops and implements training to Agency employees to provide awareness on diversity and inclusion.
Provide support and guidance to special emphasis programs and managers represented throughout the APHIS workforce, by sponsoring training/educational opportunities and cultural programs to enhance the diversity and inclusion mission.
APHIS and American Indian Tribes share a very unique relationship; both have an interest in protecting the nation’s agriculture and natural resources.
The ONTL serves as the principal advisor to the Administrator concerning all American Indian issues for APHIS. The ONTL is responsible for improving the outreach to federally recognized tribes, to ensure tribes are aware of APHIS and its many program and services and have the opportunity to participate. The ONTL ensures that tribes also have the opportunity to participate in APHIS decision making on any new policy, program or regulation that could have tribal implications.
The ONTL is responsible for developing and conducting training for APHIS employees so they have a better understanding of American Indian culture and ways to improve the relationships with tribes. The ONTL is committed to exploring opportunities to expose tribal youth to APHIS programs and activities.
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