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:
ObservancesMartin Luther King Jr., Birthday: In January
National Black History Month: February
Holocaust Remembrance Day: In April or May
Women's Equality Day: August 26th
National Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15-October 14
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.