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Civil Rights

Civil Rights

The Civil Rights Action Committee (CRAC ) advises the Director of the Pacific Islands Area (PIA) and Principle Staff on all matters related to the NRCS Civil Rights and Affirmative Employment Programs. They also provide feedback on the performance of the Civil Rights Program, identifies deficiencies and suggests ways for improvement. The Committee identifies emerging Civil Rights issues that need attention, serve as a vehicle through which employees can bring Civil Rights issues to the attention of the Director and Principle Staff, and advises on the development of Civil Rights and Affirmative Employment plans and progress reports. The Committee's Mission Statement is: The Committee will be committed to ensuring an equal opportunity and civil rights for all customers, both internal and external, by identifying needs and making recommendations to the Director of the Pacific Islands Area and Principle Staff.

The Civil Rights Action Committee DOES NOT accept complaints of discrimination in employment or program delivery. Information on filing a complaint can be found at:

Special Emphasis Programs

Pacific Islands Area Civil Rights Links

Pacific Islands Area Civil Rights Brochures

National Civil Rights Information

USDA Equal Opportunity Statement

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) 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 326W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice or TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.