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Equal Employment Opportunity and Education
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Mission Statement

The Gainesville Location Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Committee is charged with developing policy and carrying out activities to increase the diversity of the workforce at the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology (CMAVE). We advise the Center director and the ARS South Atlantic Area (SAA) Office about EEO/CR concerns and prepare reports for SAA and ARS Headquarters administrators. Each year, we sponsor several career development and training activities, science outreach programs, and special observances. The committee's science education outreach activities have received community and SAA commendations.

EEO/CR Award, South Atlantic Area, 2008
Richard Mankin, Research Entomologist
For his leadership in both influencing policies concerning disabilities and for assisting disabled individuals; he has shared his talents and compassion at many levels.

Gainesville EEO Committee Bylaws (pdf)

CMAVE Student Programs

EEO Committee Members

Sandy Allan
Seth Britch - President
Heidi Burnside
Diane Carter
Terrob Cook - VP
Eric Daniels
Bonnie Ebel
Nancy Fieleke
Everett Foreman
Richard Furlong
Chris Geden
Richard Mankin
John Ohlson
Eric Paulsen
Barbara Soto - Secretary