Pilot Alternative Dispute Resolution for Program Complaints
The Department has announced a pilot Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Implementation for Civil Rights Program Complaints. Program ADR is an effect to mediate, conciliate and settle program discrimination complaints before they proceed to the investigation phase.
UPDATED Electronic 230 Files - In accordance with Title 230, General Manual, Part 405, “Civil Rights Compliance in Program Delivery,” States and field offices must maintain files and related documentation on civil rights compliance in program delivery and equal employment opportunity. The NRCS Civil Rights Division (CRD) must determine whether each State’s civil rights EOP Title 230 files have been established and maintained pursuant to Departmental Regulation 4330-001, Procedures for Processing Discrimination Complaints and Conducting Civil Rights Compliance Reviews in USDA Conducted Programs and Activities.