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Civil Rights Division (CRD)

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Civil Rights Division (CRD) places emphasis on Equal Opportunity for the Agency’s employees and program customers. CRD strives to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable groups of society. Every employee, applicant, and customer must be treated fairly, equitably, and with dignity and respect.

CRD enforces federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, political beliefs, parental status, protected genetic information, or reprisal (retaliation) for prior EEO activity. Unlawful discrimination in any form will not be tolerated.


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Employment Compliance Branch

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NRCS Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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LBJ signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, East Room, White House, Washington, DC 7/2/64



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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked QuestionsCivil Rights (CR) and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Complaint Processes





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For content questions & concerns, contact Kimberly Rodgers at the Civil Rights Division.