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Welcome to the US Department of Agriculture’s Cultural Transformation Website

Thank you for visiting the Department’s Cultural Transformation Website. Cultural Transformation is the process of creating a workplace where all employees and customers are treated with dignity and respect, and provided the opportunity for success. I hope you will rely upon it to gain insight into the how USDA is progressing in becoming an inclusive, high-performance organization.

Sylvia Magbanaua, NASS: As part of the different areas, under the Cultural Transformation process we'll be able to show respect and dignity not just to employees and customers but also at the same time give opportunities to employees.
William P. Milton, Jr., DM: I can say this, over the last two years I have seen more positive change and transformation of USDA that I did in my previous nine years together.
Alexandra Sifuentes-Carnes, FSIS: I do like how it is going to focus on employee development and training, how we're going to create a team that is focused on its purpose - that everybody is integral to meeting the mission.
Lorena Carrasco, FSIS: Under Cultural Transformation we're trying to make things better for our customers and for our employees and I am very happy the Secretary has laid the vision for us and I'm very proud to be part of this initiative.
Brent Elrod, NIFA: Cultural transformation is at the very heart of the work of NIFA's Division of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS).
Maurice Dorsey, NIFA: Bringing the Cultural Transformation process to USDA, is for the first time, providing an opportunity for those federal employees who have historically felt unsafe in the workplace to rise to a greater level of participation
I think it's important for each USDA employee to practice Cultural Transformation because that's how Cultural Transformation as an initiative can take root.
Michael Alston, RMA: I'm excited about the Cultural Transformation dealing with people, processes and polices. Making the necessary changes for the future not only for the Department but also for America and the people we serve, the American farmers and ranchers.
Safiya Samman, FS: Cultural Transformation for my staff and for all the people that I work with has been the right thing to do, so thank you.
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That 48 percent of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants are children, and eight percent are elderly? 40 percent of all SNAP participants live in households with earnings. SNAP is run by USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service.