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Item No 3 2013 AMS 00086 A Redacted

Item No 3 2013 AMS 00086 A Redacted

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Tangredi, 
 -AMS  
From:  Hooper, Angela -AMS  
Sent:  Thursday, April 04, 2013 12:28  
To:  Tangredi, Joseph -AMS  
Subject:  FW: Cultural Transformation Training  

Angela 
Angcln Hoo11c1, "IPA, SPHUI Associate Dc)lnty A1bninisti-atmI Cotton Tobncco P1og111ms 
USDA 
USDA AMS Cotton Tobacco Programs 3275 Appling Rd. Room Memphis, 38133 901.384-3000 901.384-3021 
This electronic message contains information generated the USDA solely for the intended recipients. Any unauthorized interception this message the use disclosure the information contains may violate the law and subject the violator civil criminal penalties. you believe you have received this message error, please notify the sender and delete the email immediately. 
From: King, Ellen Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 12:32 To: Earnest, Darryl Cc: Hooper, Angela; Morton, Catherine; Seals, Robert; Bernstein, Sue Subject: RE: Cultural Transformation Training 
Darryl: sounds me. 
From: Earnest, Darryl Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 1:07 To: King, Ellen Cc: Hooper, Angela; Morton, Catherine; Seals, Robert Subject: RE: Cultural Transformation Training Ellen, 
Angela out this week but may checking e-mail periodically. will formulate list soon possible. discussed this morning though, hope continue with plan have the industry meeting California June and therefore may exclude least one Branch Chief, Angela Hooper, and myself from the training amenable. will make the training one the APHIS locations (Raleigh, Ft. Collins, Minneapolis, etc.) the near future. hate try and reschedule the industry meeting since much preparation has already gone into it. 
Please let know this sounds okay and will plan accordingly. 
Thanks, Darryl 
From: King, Ellen Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 12:58 To: Bailey, Douglas; Barnes, Rex; Coale, Dana; Earnest, Darryl; Epstein, Robert; Keeney, Robert; Summers, Bruce; McEvoy, Miles; Morris, Craig -AMS; Preston, Warren; Neal, Arthur 

Cc: Allen, William; Gilchrist, Clifton; Jarvis, Michael 
Subject: Cultural Transformation Training 
Per mention AMS Staff today, we'd like finalize the list attendees for the June training which will the Jefferson Auditorium. our May senior leadership meeting, agreed that all GS-14's and above the Branch Chief level higher would required attend. Since we'll the Auditorium, can accommodate larger group. Possible categories invitees include: 
All GS-14+ Branch Chiefs and above, and Field (HQ 69; Field -10) 	
14+ Branch Chiefs, HO/ Field and all other 14+ only (includes supervisory and non-supervisory)= 121 (79 +42) 	
Executive Development (all 14s 15s) 136 (includes additional 14+ from the field -supervisory; but, not Branch Chief level) 	
All Supervisors (includes below 14s) and All Field 14+ Branch Chiefs with/without the additional non Branch Chief field supervisors 	
All employees 	
Each Program determines their Ust invitees make easy, I'd suggest make this mandatory for all supervisors and GS-14 and above Branch Chiefs higher from the field and optional toward meeting the required training for all employees. We'll asking employees register through Agleam know who attending. 
Please let Sue Bernstein know you concur what your preference cob tomorrow and she'll take care working with your get the notice out. 

Tangredi, 
AMS
From:  Hooper, Angela -AMS  
Sent:  Thursday, April 04, 2013 12:29  
To:  Tangredi, Joseph -AMS  
Subject:  FW: Mandatory Cultural Transformation Training  
Attachments:  June Training Announcement agleam directions.docx; FW: APHIS Training  

Angela 
Angela Il. HooJICI', MPA, SPlllll Associate Dc)luty AtbuinisfratmI Cotton 'l'obacco l'rogl'nms USDA AMS Cotton Tobacco Programs 3275 Appling Rd. Room Memphis, 38133 901.384-3000 IF: 901.384-3021 
This electronic message contains information generated the USDA solely for the intended recipients. Any unauthorized interception this message the use disclosure the information contains may violate the law and subject the violator civil criminal penalties. you believe you have received this message error, please notify the sender and delete the email immediately. 
From: Alexander, Monica Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 To: Hooper, Angela; Earnest, Darryl Cc: Alexander, Monica Subject: FW: Mandatory Cultural Transformation Training Darryl and Angela, was about share this information with Kenny and Terry; however wanted know you have problem with them attending the training? They would considered "optional"/other employees this case, since they are not GS-14's, but have the same level responsibility. There training available Raleigh through APHIS, and the sessions will held June and 22, with three-hour session available the morning and afternoon both days. All have send their names AMSTI. 
Supervisory Management Analyst AMS Cotton and Tobacco Programs PHONE: 202-720-7667 FAX: 202-690-1718 
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From: Bernstein, Sue Sent: Friday, June 03, 2011 3:18 To: Alexander, Monica Cc: Poole, Umeko; Earnest, Darryl Subject: Mandatory Cultural Transformation Training 
Dear Monica, Please see the attached training announcement, and notify employees your Program the requirement. 

It's mandatory for some employees; optional for others. The following the general requirement (and Programs may choose make the training mandatory for additional groups): 
Mandatory: (1) all supervisors HQ; and (2) all GS-14 and above Branch Chief level higher from the Field Optional: all other employees 
(We ran Program Program report figure out who would Included. Let know that would helpful.) understand that several Cotton Program employees will participating industry meeting June 28. APHIS conducting series similar training sessions several locations nation-wide. Some AMS Field employees have proceeded make arrangements attend session another location. schedule the APHIS sessions attached for your reference. 
Please email Umeko Poole contact phone (202) 6903018 you have any questions about this training. 
Have nice weekend, 
Sue Bernstein Program Manager for Management and Executive Development Agricultural Marketing Service Compliance and Analysis AMS Training Institute 1400 independence Avenue, S.W., Room 1217 Washington, 20250 
Office: 202-720-1862 Fax: 202-720-9022 Email: 

Cultural Transfor mation: dynamic workforce engaged, motivated, and prepared for the future. 
Secretary Vilsack continues focus Cultural Transformation (CT) USDA one his most important goals Secretary. defined the process creating workplace where all employees and customers are treated with dignity and respect and provided the opportunity for success. path AMS, defined as: dynamic workforce engaged, 
motivated, and prepared for the future. achieve when simultaneously driven top leadership and exercised each individual. Each has role play. 
success 
The AMS Leadership Team pleased announce the following training event: 
Title: Cultural Transformation Awareness Training 
Date: lune 28, 2011 
Location: Jefferson Auditorium, South Building 
Time: 8:30 12:00 (EST)
This training mandatory for the following employees: (1) all supervisors HQ; and 
(2) GS-14 and above Branch Chiefs higher from the field. The training optional for all other employees, and one several options that will fulfill the training requirement for all employees*. 
The featured speaker, Dr. Samuel Betances, biracial, bicultural, and bilingual, and has inspired learners university professor, publishing articles, and consulting with public and private organizations the 
U.S and worldwide. presents compelling case for the power diversity, inclusion, and engagement and brings each event breadth and depth understanding how must make sense differences. 
Dr. Betances one America's foremost communicators the challenge casting away barriers success. works help clients' learn the importance pulling cultures together way bringing America back the top education, business, and society general. 
for the session Learn: 
Click the Direct Link: 

OFFERING DETAILSschedule!D=23 424 
Follow directions Register and Confirm registration; and To-Do List confirm status listed "Enrolled" sign language interpreter will available. Please contact the AMS Training Institute (AMSTI) 
(202) 690-3018 via email request additional accommodation you have any questions regarding this event. 
*AMS Programs may designate additional participants mandatory. 

Tangredi, 
-AMS 
From: King, Ellen Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2011 9:00 To: Bailey, Douglas -AMS; Barnes, Rex -AMS; Coale, Dana -AMS; Earnest, Darryl -AMS; 
Epstein, Robert -AMS; Keeney, Robert; McEvoy, Miles -AMS; Morris, Craig -AMS; Neal, 
Arthur -AMS; Summers, Bruce -AMS; Preston, Warren -AMS Cc: Williams, Jan; Bernstein, Sue; Poole, Umeko -AMS Subject: FW: APHIS Training 
Cotton and Tobacco and Livestock and Seed had indicated interest getting information regarding the APHIS training for those that can't make the AMS session 6/28. That information provided below. Bear mind, the sessions fill up, our folks may get bumped; however, given the numbers think that's unlikely. 
Also, keep mind AMSTI continuing work webcast meet the training requirement another option. 
From: Williams, Jan Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2011 8:31 To: King, Ellen Cc: Bernstein, Sue; Poole, Umeko; Williams, Jan Subject: APHIS Training 
Ellen: the last AMS meeting, volunteered get the APHIS schedule training for those folks Cotton that indicated they would not able attend the AMS June training. 
Attached are the (APHIS) scheduled sessions for training the field for June and July. you can see they have space available. Just let Meko know where they would like attend and she will contact Mike add them the list. There would cost for them participate ... 
ScfleciuJE!d   ti.oh  
     Training:  Enrollment  
#'s:  
1ne 2011  23174  Cultural Transformation  Ft. Collins,  57of100  
1ne 2011  23175  Cultural Transformation  Ft. Collins, of100  
1ne 21, 2011  23178  Cultural Transformation  Raleigh,  43of80  
1ne 21, 2011  23179  Cultural Transformation  Raleigh,  
1ne 22, 2011  23180  Cultural Transformation  Raleigh,  
1ne 22, 2011  23181  Cultural Transformation  Raleigh,  
Jne 30, 2011  23182  Cultural Transformation  Riverdale,  138  
1ly 20, 2011  23176  Cultural Transformation  Ft. Collins, 100  
1ly 21, 2011  23177  Cultural Transformation  Ft. Collins, 100  

From: Hooper, Angela -AMS 
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2013 12:29 
To: Tangredi, Joseph -AMS 
Subject: FW: Notification: Mandatory Cultural Transformation Training 

Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2011 2:02 To: Rutledge, Terry; Day, Kenneth Cc: Alexander, Monica; Morton, Catherine; Donahue, Joyce; Poole, Umeko; Hooper, Angela; Seals, Robert Subject: Notification: Mandatory Cultural Transformation Training Kenny and Terry, 

AMS requiring that supervisors headquarters and GS-14 and above Branch Chief higher level employees the field attend Cultural Transformation training. 
Although your Program does not have employees that meet this particular criteria, Cotton and Tobacco Programs would like for any supervisor our organization attend the training when available their immediate commuting area nearby location. Therefore, are requesting that all supervisors Raleigh, NC, that are available attend Cultural Transformation June June 22. Please survey your 
with 
copy Cathy Morton 
There are four, free training sessions available and sponsored APHIS. The sessions will held the morning and afternoon each these days, lasting between 3-4 hours each. For clarification, you are only 
required attend one session (morning/am afternoon/pm). Ms. Poole the APHIS representative will provide your staff with the time, location, and registration information. 

June 22, 2011 231a1 Cultural Transformation Raleigh, 
Supervisory Management Analyst AMS Cotton and Tobacco Programs PHONE: 202-720-7667 FAX: 202-690-1718 

From:  Hooper, Angela -AMS  
Sent:  Thursday, April 04, 2013 12:30  
To:  Tangredi, Joseph -AMS  
Subject:  FW: Date for Dr. Betances believe Monica may have already sent this one but wanted err the side caution. 
Angela 
Angela Hooper, MPA, SPHR Associate Deputy Administrator Cotton Tobacco Programs USDA AMS Cotton Tobacco Programs 3275 Appling Rd. Room Memphis, 38133 901.384-3000 901.384-3021 
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-----Original Message----

From: Alexander, Monica 
Sent: Friday, July 01, 2011 6:24 
To: 'ssurber@betances.com' 
Cc: Brown, BeverlyS; Hooper, Angela; Alexander, Monica 
Subject: Re: Date for Dr. Betances Shawn, 
Yes. Please switch the dates. Our proposed date July 25th. Our contracting officer will reviewing the proposal and may contact with you. 
Will this change impact th.e quote? 
Monica Alexander 
202-720-7667 (office) 
(BB) 
-----Original Message 
---
From: Shawn Surber 
To: Alexander, Monica 
Sent: Thu Jun 14:48:40 2011 
Subject: Re: Date for Dr. Betances Monica: 
 
July possible. Please let know you want change your hold from the 27th the 25th. 
Shawn 6/30/11, Alexander, Monica wrote: 
>Hi Shawn, >How Dr. Betances' schedule for Monday, July for training >Memphis, TN. >Monica Alexander >Supervisory Management Analyst >AMS Cotton and Tobacco Programs >1400 Independence Avenue >Room 2637-South, Stop 0224 >Washington, D.C. 20250-0224 >PHONE: 202 -720-7667 >FAX: 202 -690-1718 

Tangredi, 
 -AMS  
From:  Hooper, Angela -AMS  
Sent:  Thursday, April 04, 2013 12:31  
To:  Tangredi, Joseph -AMS  
Subject:  FW: Save the Date: Cultural Transformation Training for Managers-Monday, July 25,  
2011  

Angela 
Angela Il. Iloo(ICI', iIPA, SPHll Associate Dc(lnty A1lmiuisfrntol'I Cotton 'l'ohncco Pl'og1nms 

USDA 
USDA AMS Cotton Tobacco Programs 3275 Appling Rd. Room Memphis, 38133 901.384-3000 901.384-3021 
This electronic message contains information generated the USDA solely for the intended recipients. Any unauthorized interception this message the use disclosure the information contains may violate the law and subject the violator civil criminal penalties. you believe you have received this message error, please notify the sender and delete the email immediately. 
From: Alexander, Monica Sent: Friday, July 01, 2011 7:58 To: Earnest, Darryl; Hooper, Angela; Seals, Robert; Robbins, Ronald; Knowlton, James; Gibson, William; Meredith, Barbara Cc: Wall, Kenneth; Alexander, Monica Subject: Save the Date: Cultural Transformation Training for Managers-Monday, July 25, 2011 
Good Morning Everyone, Monday, July 25, 2011, the AMS Cotton and Tobacco Programs plans conduct three-hour training session Cultural Transformation for supervisors the Memphis area. 
The training part the USDA's effort strengthen supervisors' knowledge Cultural Transformation, order for them better execute the initiative the local level. The training tentatively scheduled for a.m.-noon the Memphis Complex Conference room. Dr. Samuel Betances (pronounced bet -on -says), motivational speaker, who 
has spent his career consulting public and private organizations how make sense differences. recently provided Cultural Transformation session for AMS managers Washington, DC, and looks forward doing the same 
for the Cotton and Tobacco Programs staff Memphis. 
The targeted group all supervisors the Memphis area, include Division Directors and Deputy Directors, Area Directors, shift supervisors, any personnel that supervises staff (both permanent and seasonal). order prepare for the training, please send notification with the names your staff that will attending the training COB July 2011. Since the AMS Cotton and Tobacco Programs funding this training, you are encouraged make every effort attend the training. 
The details the training any changes the date time will provided you. 
Thanks 

Supervismy Management Analyst AMS Cotton and Tobacco Programs 1400 Independence Avenue Room 2637-South, Stop 0224 Washington, D.C. 20250-0224 PHONE: 202-720-7667 FAX: 202-690-1718 

Tangredi, 
AMS
From: Hooper, Angela -AMS Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2013 12:31 To: Tangredi, Joseph -AMS Subject: FW: Training for Memphis, Tennessee Attachments: SOUDER.PDF 
Angela 
Angela Hoopm', JIPA, Sl'IIU Associate Deputy AclministioatmI Cotton 'l'obacco P1og111ms 

USDA 
USDA AMS Cotton Tobacco Programs 3275 Appling Rd. Room Memphis, 38133 901.384-3000 901.384-3021 
This electronic message contains information generated the USDA solely for the intended recipients. Any unauthorized interception this message the use disclosure the information contains may violate the law and subject the violator civil criminal penalties. you believe you have received this message error, please notify the sender and delete the email immediately. 
From: Brown, BeverlyS Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 10:36 
To: Cc: Alexander, Monica; Hooper, Angela; Cohen, Patricia Subject: Training for Memphis, Tennessee 
Shawn, 
Per our telephone conversation today, attached the purchase order for training Memphis, Tennessee July 25, 2011. The purchase order broken out with training cost one line and travel costs another. Don't worry about the dollar amounts shown the line items. long the invoice does not exceed $9,000 will fine when process your payment. you have any questions regarding the order, please give call the phone number below. 
Thank you, 

Beverly Brown 
Contracting Officer USDA, AMS, Cotton and Tobacco Programs Phone: 901-384-3099, ext. 3103 Fax: 901-384-3021 

ORDER FOR SUPPLIES SERVICES IMPORTANT: Mark all packages and papers wlUt contract and/or order numbers DATE ORDER CONTRACT NO. (If any) SHIP NAME CONSIGNEE /06/2011 ORDER NO. REOUISITtONrREFERENCE NO. 
DEPUTY ADMINSTAATOR
AG-4740-P-11-0055 530692 !SSU!NG OFFICE (Addross corresponOOnro fO) STREET AODRESS 
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF 1400 INDEPENDENCE AVE SW, ROOM 2641 
3275 APPLING ROAD, ROOM MEMPHIS 38133-2701 CITY STATE Z1P CODE 
WASHINGTON TO: SHIP VIA NAME CONTRACTOR 
SOUDER BETANCES TYPE ORDER COMPANY NAME l3Ja. PURCHASE Db. DELIVERY 
REFERENCE YOUR: Except for hling iMlructicns tha STREET ADDRESS 
AND ASSOCIATES 
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