The Idaho Civil Rights Committee serves as an advisory body to the State Conservationist on employment and program delivery issues related to civil rights members identify emerging areas needing special attention, make recommendations for improvement, and provide feedback on our performance on civil rights issues.
The Committee's mission is not only to act as an advisory board, but to do research and make recommendations concerning civil rights issues and special emphasis programs.
Of course, none of this can be accomplished without every employee's comments, concerns, ideas, or suggestions. Please contact your respective committee representative to provide them with your input and ideas.
The Idaho Civil Rights committee is a standing committee which:
Serves as an advisory body to promote and assist in meaningful and effective affirmative actions consistent with the goals and objectives established by management.
Provides feedback on performance of the equal opportunity and other civil rights programs, identifies areas of weakness, and makes recommendations for improvement.
Makes recommendations to the State Conservationist regarding policies, practices, and procedures as they affect civil rights in Idaho.
The National Civil Rights Committee (NCRC) serves as an advisory body to the Chief on employment and program delivery issues.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers. If you believe you experienced discrimination when obtaining services from USDA, participating in a USDA program, or participating in a program that receives financial assistance from USDA, you may file a complaint with USDA. Information about how to file a discrimination complaint is available from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. USDA prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex (including gender identity and expression), marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination, complete, sign, and mail a program discrimination complaint form, available at any USDA office location or online at www.ascr.usda.gov, or write to: USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410.
Or call toll free at (866) 632-9992 (voice) to obtain additional information, the appropriate office or to request documents. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).