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2019 Special Observance Calendar and Resources


 USDA-ARS DIVERSITY/SPECIAL EMPHASIS OBSERVANCE CALENDAR 

January 21
(3rd Monday of January)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday  
(Note: Federal Holiday Observance)   

February
                               
African American (Black) History Month   
(Note: Special Emphasis Program) 

March
                                
Women's History Month 
(Note: Special Emphasis Program)    

April 25 
(4th Thursday of April)  
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 
(Note: Outreach/Diversity Observance) 

May  
                                    
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders Heritage Month
(Note: Special Emphasis Program) 

June 
                                              
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Month
(Note: Special Emphasis Program) 

August 26         Women's Equality Day
(Note: Diversity Observance)

September 15 -  
     October 15       
Hispanic Heritage Month 
(Note:  Special Emphasis Program) 

October  
                                        
Disability Employment Awareness Month     
(Note: Special Emphasis Program) 

November    Veterans Day    
(Note: Diversity Observance) 
                                Native American Heritage Month  
(Note: Special Emphasis Program)

       Note: For the purposes of ARS' Civil Rights Compliance Review, observances for the eight special emphasis groups named above are required. Conducting events for the other listings in the CY 2016 monthly Department-wide observances (i.e., Federal Inter-Agency Holocaust Remembrance Program, etc.) are at the location's discretion.