Special Emphasis Programs

Special Emphasis activities and support are an integral part of the Civil Rights mission. Within their respective duties, Special Emphasis Program Managers (SEPMs) assist the Office of Civil Rights and the agency to ensure that equal opportunity is present in all aspects of FAS’ programs and services.  

Special Emphasis Program Observance Contact
American Indian/Alaskan Native November Teresina Chin
Asian American/Pacific Islander May Josephine Liu
Black Emphasis February Desiree Thomas
Dawn Williams
Eric Baylor
Disability Employment and Awareness October Linda Whitmore
Federal Women’s March Jodi Erickson
William Janis
Johanna Alerte-Reyes
Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender June Nicola Sakhleh
Hispanic Emphasis September 15 – October 15 Javier Fajardo
Mayra Caldera
Veteran's Emphasis Program   Will Deibler