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Special Emphasis Programs

Special Emphasis Programs were designed to promote equal employment opportunity for all persons and alleviate underrepresented groups in the workforce.  Another goal of SEPs is to impart historical information, and to dispel myths and stereotypes associated with different cultures through education, training, and special observances.  A listing of typical observences is below:


Martin Luther King Jr., Birthday: In January

National Black History Month: February

National Women's History Month: March

Holocaust Remembrance Day: In April or May

Asian/Pacific Islander History Month: May

Older Americans Month: May

Lesbian,Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Pride Month: June

Women's Equality Day: August 26th

National Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15-October 14

National Disability Employment Awareness Month: October

Native American/Alaskan Native Heritage Month: November

Lending Library

The Division of Diversity and Civil Rights (DCR) offers a number of books and videos for loan to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees in Region 1 and Region 8. The DCR Lending Library is maintained by our Equal Employment Opportunity Assistant, Anthony Wynn.

Last Updated: July 26, 2016
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