NB_230_19_2 - NB 230-19-2 EOP – Solicitation of Applications for Vacancies on the National Civil Rights Advisory Committee to the Chief (NCRACC)
NB 230-19-2 EOP – Solicitation of Applications for Vacancies on the National Civil Rights Advisory Committee to the Chief (NCRACC)
National Bulletin: 230-19-2   Date: April 19, 2019
Subject: EOP – Solicitation of Applications for Vacancies on the National Civil Rights Advisory Committee to the Chief (NCRACC)

Action Required By:  May 17, 2019   
Purpose.  To solicit applications for 3-year term vacancies on NCRACC.  
Expiration Date. September 30, 2019   
Background.   NCRACC serves as the advisory body to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief.  NCRACC is responsible for providing advice to national leaders that will support efforts to ensure civil rights compliance in the delivery of NRCS program services and employment opportunities.  This advice is characterized by the NCRACC annual assessment of NRCS capacity to achieve civil rights policy expectations and the propensity for sustained improvement.  NCRACC is expected to brief the Chief and national leaders, identify challenges, and submit recommendations for improvement and recognition for outstanding performance in civil rights compliance.

NCRACC membership will consist of a male and female from each of the following groups:  White, Black, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American/Pacific Islanders, and persons with disabilities.

NCRACC members are full-time NRCS employees and represent, to the extent possible, the various occupations, grade levels, race, sex, national origin, disability status, geographical locations, and have experience working and representing issues in diverse communities for the NCRACC position in which they hold.       
Explanation. NCRACC is soliciting applications to fill the following vacancy: 
  • Asian Pacific Islander (Female)


NCRACC’s mission is to provide counsel and recommendations to the Chief on civil rights issues and concerns of employees and clients.  The committee’s vision is to be recognized as a guiding force that strives for excellence in civil rights for all customers and employees of NRCS.  When responding to this vacancy announcement, please consider NCRACC’s mission and vision.  Committee members should be self-motivated individuals who are willing to volunteer and complete actions identified in the NCRACC business plan.  The business plan and bylaws may be viewed on the USDA Web Services Log-In in the NCRACC folder and also on the NRCS NCRACC web site located at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detailfull/national/about/civilrights/?cid=nrcs143_022463.


For more information, please refer to Title 230, General Manual, Part 404, “Civil Rights Advisory Committee.”  NCRACC meets twice annually, and travel expenses are covered by NRCS National Headquarters.  Line officers must concur in the application and agree to support the employee by granting up to 20 percent of their time for NCRACC work activities and travel.


Attachment A, “2019-1 NCRACC Membership General Information,” contains more information on NCRACC membership, roles and responsibilities, and meetings.


Attachment B, “2019-1 NCRACC Membership Application.”—Please complete the NCRACC membership application and have the statement of concurrence signed by your immediate supervisor and line officer, and a written statement of concurrence by the applicant’s State conservationist, regional conservationist, deputy chief, or director.   

Contact. Please submit inquiries, completed 2019 NCRACC membership application (attachment B), and reasonable accommodations requests for assistance by close of business May 17, 2019, to Georgia.Sormun@usda.gov, and a cc to Jamie Petersen at Jamie.Petersen@usda.gov.   





Attachment A
Attachment B
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