In USDA we had an employee at a meat packing plant transition from male to female. The agency stepped up and provided training and awareness. With minor bumps and issues about what rest-room co-workers were comfortable allowing the employee to use there was no major problems. From that time FSIS has been one of the leaders within USDA with…[Read more]
In my Agency, USDA , we are looking to develop an Agency wide policy to address individuals that are experiencing transgender reassignments and the impacts within in the Federal Workplace. I would like to open a dialog with representative of other Federal agencies as to their existing policies and the success of such policies. The end result will…[Read more]
On June 4th, 2009 USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack signed into effect a DR that just made a 7th Special Emphasis Program for LGBT employees. Maybe not something that will yeild the best place to work but USDA formally recognizes contributions of the LGBT community in USDA federal work place and will focus on retention and recruitment to make the work…[Read more]
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