USHBC regional member ballots have been counted and
results have been submitted to the USDA for final consideration and
appointment by the Secretary.
Those who received the most votes in their region are being recommended by
the USHBC as the regional member and those with the second most votes are
being recommended as the USHBC alternate, however it will be the final
decision of the Secretary as to who will assume these positions for the
three year term beginning January 1, 2013.
USHBC Diversity Outreach Policy
The USHBC has
adopted a diversity outreach plan to attempt to achieve a diverse
representation on the Council.
USHBC programs are open to all individuals without regard to
race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political
beliefs, sexual orientation, genetic
information, parental status, and marital or family status. The
USHBC fully complies with any and all applicable Federal, State, and
local equal employment opportunity statues, ordinances, and regulations,
including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of
1964; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; the Age
Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Equal Pay Act of 1963.
It is USHBC policy that membership on
the Council and its committees reflect the diversity of individuals
served by its programs. To accomplish this objective, the USHBC will
strive to attain representation of growers and other industry
participants from diverse backgrounds on the Council and USHBC
committees. To this end, the
USHBC strongly encourages women, minorities and persons with
disabilities to seek nominations to the USHBC and to participate in
Council and USHBC committee activities.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for
communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape,
etc.) should contact
USDA’s TARGET Center
at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination,
write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building,
1400 Independence Avenue, SW,
20250-9410 or call
202-720-5964 (voice and TDD).