The Hispanic American Special Emphasis Program is designed to promote the recruitment, training and upward mobility of Hispanic employees. Having a diverse workforce enhances cross-cultural awareness and promotes harmony among our staff. One of the responsibilities of our program is to educate and train FEC staff on the importance of diversity. The most valuable asset at the FEC is our employees. A successful organization is a cohesive one, where all members have mutual respect for each other’s diversity and culture. The first step to understanding and celebrating diversity is through awareness. Hispanic Americans may make-up a significant amount of the civilian workforce but they are underrepresented when it comes to occupying positions in the federal government. At the FEC, we want to identify and remove barriers that prevent Hispanic American employees from being hired and assist them to reach their full potential.