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2012 Black History Celebration (February 16, 2012)

Donna Carter, Human Resources Specialist, ASCR sang a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem during the United States Department of Agriculture Black History Month celebration 'Black Women in American Culture and History'. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack addressed the audience via a video at the United States Department of Agriculture Black History Month celebration 'Black Women in American Culture and History'. Aja Shakira Ali Muhammed a nine year old fourth grader at Hyde-Addison Elementary School in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. gave a striking rendition of the the narrative Sojourner Truth delivered at the 1851 Ohio Women Rights Convention, 'Ainít I A Woman' to a standing room only crowd. Aja Shakira Ali Muhammed a nine year old fourth grader at Hyde-Addison Elementary School in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. gave a striking rendition of the the narrative Sojourner Truth delivered at the 1851 Ohio Women Rights Convention, 'Ainít I A Woman' to a standing room only crowd. Audrey Rowe, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service introduced Tim Reid, Actor, Comedian, Filmmaker and Social Activist. Tim Reid Actor, Comedian, Filmmaker and Social Activist was the guest speaker at the United States Department of Agriculture Black History Month celebration 'Black Women in American Culture and History' Tim Reid Actor, Comedian, Filmmaker and Social Activist was the guest speaker at the United States Department of Agriculture Black History Month celebration 'Black Women in American Culture and History' USDA employees and guests listen to Tim Reid Actor, Comedian, Filmmaker and Social Activist Oscar Gonzales (left), Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration and Audrey Rowe (right), Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service listen to Tim Reid, Actor, Comedian, Filmmaker and Social Activist Many women wore red supporting 'Women Education/Women Empowerment' at the USDA Oscar Gonzales (left), Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration and Audrey Rowe (right), Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service listen to Tim Reid, Actor, Comedian, Filmmaker and Social Activist Vincent Loran, Food and Nutrition Service listens to Tim Reid, Actor, Comedian, Filmmaker and Social Activist Dr. Alma Hobbs, Associate Assistant Secretary for Administration, Mistress of Ceremonies welcomes employees and guests to the USDA Black History Month celebration Black Women in American Culture and History Many women wore red supporting Women Education/Women Empowerment at the USDA Black History Month celebration Black Women in American Culture and History

Your Key to Hiring Student Interns and Employees with Disabilities (February 7, 2012)

United States Department of Labor Assistant Secretary for the Office of Disability Employment Policy Kathy Martinez (second from left) has a lively conversation with Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry (left) shortly before the start of Work Force Recruitment Programís (WRP) Your Key To Hiring Student Interns and Employees with Disabilities event Kareem Dale, Special Assistant to the President on Disability Policy addresses the Work Force Recruitment Programís (WRP) Your Key To Hiring Student Interns and Employees with Disabilities event Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry addresses the Work Force Recruitment Programís (WRP) Your Key To Hiring Student Interns and Employees with Disabilities event hosted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the Jefferson Auditorium, Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. Beside him American Sign Language interpreter Megan Adams communicates to the hearing impaired in the audience. Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry addresses the Work Force Recruitment Programís (WRP) Your Key To Hiring Student Interns and Employees with Disabilities event United States Department of Labor Assistant Secretary for the Office of Disability Employment Policy Kathy Martinez addresses the Work Force Recruitment Programís (WRP) Your Key To Hiring Student Interns and Employees with Disabilities event United States Department of Labor Assistant Secretary for the Office of Disability Employment Policy Kathy Martinez reads her speech while addresing the Work Force Recruitment Programís (WRP) Your Key To Hiring Student Interns and Employees with Disabilities event American sign language interpreter B.J. Kamerer (right) communicated to the hearing impaired during Kareem Dale (left), Special Assistant to the President on Disability Policy speech at the Work Force Recruitment Programís (WRP) Your Key To Hiring Student Interns and Employees with Disabilities event Attendees at the Work Force Recruitment Programís (WRP) Your Key To Hiring Student Interns and Employees with Disabilities event United States Department of Agriculture disability Employment Manager Alison Levy addresses the Work Force Recruitment Programís (WRP) Your Key To Hiring Student Interns and Employees with Disabilities event American sign language interpreter B.J. Kamerer (left) communicated to the hearing impaired during Kareem Dale (right), Special Assistant to the President on Disability Policy speech at the Work Force Recruitment Programís (WRP) Your Key To Hiring Student Interns and Employees with Disabilities event William (Billy) P. Milton, Jr.,Deputy Director, Office of Human Resources Management, Departmental Management, U.S. Department of Agriculture, addresses the Work Force Recruitment Programís (WRP) Your Key To Hiring Student Interns and Employees with Disabilities event William (Billy) P. Milton, Jr.,Deputy Director, Office of Human Resources Management, Departmental Management, U.S. Department of Agriculture, addresses the Work Force Recruitment Programís (WRP) Your Key To Hiring Student Interns and Employees with Disabilities event United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Departmental Management Office of Human Resources Management Deputy Director William P. Milton, Jr. (left), welcomes United States Department of Defense Civilian Personal Policy and Chief of Human Capital Officer Pasquale Tamburrino, Jr. (right), to the podium during the Work Force Recruitment Programís (WRP) Your Key To Hiring Student Interns and Employees with Disabilities event United States Department of Defense Civilian Personal Policy and Chief of Human Capital Officer Pasquale Tamburrino, Jr. addresses the Work Force Recruitment Programís (WRP) Your Key To Hiring Student Interns and Employees with Disabilities event United States Department of Agriculture Special Assistant to the Secretary on Disability Employment Carmen Jones addresses the Work Force Recruitment Programís (WRP) Your Key To Hiring Student Interns and Employees with Disabilities event United States Department of Agriculture Special Assistant to the Secretary on Disability Employment Carmen Jones addresses the Work Force Recruitment Programís (WRP) Your Key To Hiring Student Interns and Employees with Disabilities event United States Department of Labor Assistant Secretary for the Office of Disability Employment Policy Kathy Martinez addresses the Work Force Recruitment Programís (WRP) Your Key To Hiring Student Interns and Employees with Disabilities event United States Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy, Policy Advisor Patrick Cokley introduced and moderated the panel discussion during the Work Force Recruitment Programís (WRP) Your Key To Hiring Student Interns and Employees with Disabilities event United States Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy, Policy Advisor Patrick Cokley (at podium) introduced and moderated the discussion panel of Federal Aviation Administration National Outreach Team for Diversity and Inclusion National People with Disabilities Program Manager Michael Looney (third from right), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Departmental Management Office of Human Resources Management Deputy Director William P. Milton, Jr. (second from right), and USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Meditation and Life/Work Services Division Program Support Assistant Madison Carter (right) United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Departmental Management Office of Human Resources Management Deputy Director William P. Milton, Jr. participated in the panel discussion during the Work Force Recruitment Programís (WRP) Your Key To Hiring Student Interns and Employees with Disabilities event United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Departmental Management Office of Human Resources Management Deputy Director William P. Milton, Jr. participated in the panel discussion during the Work Force Recruitment Programís (WRP) Your Key To Hiring Student Interns and Employees with Disabilities event United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service Meditation and Life/Work Services Division Program Support Assistant Madison Carter, participated in the panel discussion during the Work Force Recruitment Programís (WRP) Your Key To Hiring Student Interns and Employees with Disabilities event United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service Meditation and Life/Work Services Division Program Support Assistant Madison Carter, participated in the panel discussion during the Work Force Recruitment Programís (WRP) Your Key To Hiring Student Interns and Employees with Disabilities event

USDA National Service Day at the D.C. Central Kitchen (January 12, 2012)

From right: Ed Avalos, Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs and Pauline McBride, Rural Development help prepare the evening meal at the D.C. Central Kitchen From left: Ed Avalos, Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs and Gregory Jones, D.C. Central Kitchen employee help prepare the evening meal at the D.C. Central Kitchen From left: Ed Avalos, Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs and Gregory Jones, D.C. Central Kitchen employee take a break from preparing the evening meal at the D.C. Central Kitchen Ed Avalos, Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs helps prepare the evening meal at the D.C. Central Kitchen Dallas Tonsager, Under Secretary for Rural Development helps prepare the evening meal at the D.C. Central Kitchen Pauline McBride, Rural Development helps prepare the evening meal at the D.C. Central Kitchen From right: William Milton Jr., Deputy Director, Office of Human Resource Management, Katie Yockam, Rural Development, and Monshi Ramdass, Office of Human Resource Management help prepare the evening meal at the D.C. Central Kitchen Lennetta Elias, Office of the Chief Financial Officer helps prepare the evening meal at the D.C. Central Kitchen Louise Fox, Departmental Management washes her hands before preparing the evening meal at the D.C. Central Kitchen From right: Lennetta Elias, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Louise Fox, Departmental Management, and Kim Chapman, Office of the Chief Financial Officer help prepare the evening meal at the D.C. Central Kitchen From left: Pauline McBride, Rural Development and Dallas Tonsager, Under Secretary for Rural Development help prepare the evening meal at the D.C. Central Kitchen

USDA Hispanic Roundtable (December 5, 2011)

William Milton, Jr., Chief Human Capital Officer, Office of Human Resources Management welcomed participants to the United States Department of Agriculture Hispanic Roundtable Monshi Ramdass, Director, Recruitment, Diversity and Work Life Programs, Office of Human Resources Management explained the Diversity Road Map at the United States Department of Agriculture Hispanic Roundtable Veronica Villalobos, Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Personnel Management explained OPM policy at the United States Department of Agriculture Hispanic Roundtable Oscar Gonzales, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration championed the United States Department of Agriculture Hispanic Roundtable From left: Rick Chavez, President, Hispanic American Cultural Effort (HACE), Ida Hernandez, Coalition for Fairness for Hispanics in Government and Oscar Gonzales, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration listen to presenters during the facilitated discussion: Where Can You Assist? at the United States Department of Agriculture Hispanic Roundtable Febe Ortiz, Manangement Analyst, Natural Resources Conservation Service facilitated the United States Department of Agriculture Hispanic Roundtable Oscar Gonzales, Jr. (left), Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration, John Villamil-Casanova (center), Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer ASPIRA, Inc. and Roger Rivera (right), President and Founder, National Hispanic Environmental Council discuss topics covered at the United States Department of Agriculture Hispanic Roundtable John Villamil-Casanova, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, ASPIRA, Inc. offers an opinion during the facilitated discussion: Where Can You Assist? at the United States Department of Agriculture Hispanic Roundtable Febe Ortiz, Manangement Analyst, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Facilitator of the United States Department of Agriculture Hispanic Roundtable Mauro Morales, Policy Counsel, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Personnel Management explained OPM policy at the United States Department of Agriculture Hispanic Roundtable

2011 Disability Employment Awareness

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USDA 63rd Secretary's Annual Honor Awards Ceremony (September 14, 2011)


Cultural Transformation Events

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration  Alma Hobbs speaks at the first of six Cultural Transformation Employee Listening Sessions held at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Jefferson Auditorium, in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, March 31, 2010. USDA is undergoing a process to transform the culture of the agency by creating a diverse, inclusive, and high-performance organization. (In background Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Edward Avalos) Chris Hardjing, Innovations International facilitating a meeting of Department of Agriculture employees during a session of the Secretary's Cultural Transformational Training in Washington, DC, Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration Dr. Alma Hobbs, explains the purpose of the United States Department of Agriculture, Cultural Transformation of USDA: Diversity, Inclusion and High Performance transformational training session to Department of Agriculture employees in Washington, DC, Wednesday, September, 15, 2010