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Civil Rights

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Across USDA, civil rights ensures equal employment opportunities and program access for all employees and customers. It ensures that every employee, applicant and program participant is treated with dignity, equality and respect by enforcing Civil Rights (CR) and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) statutes, protected federal laws, policies, management directives and executive orders.

From NRCS, as well as support from the Farm Production and Conservation Business Center and USDA Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, customers and employees have many resources regarding civil rights.

NRCS National Civil Rights Advisory Committee to the Chief

The National Civil Rights Advisory Committee to the Chief (NCRACC) is designed to provide management officials and employees with counsel and advice to enhance and ensure compliance with their equal employment opportunity and program delivery responsibilities.

FPAC’s Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity Division

The Farm Production and Conservation Service's Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity Division (CREEOD) ensures equal employment opportunities and program access for all FPAC employees and customers. It ensures that every employee, applicant and program participant is treated with dignity, equality and respect by enforcing Civil Rights (CR) and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) statutes, protected federal laws, policies, management directives and executive orders.

USDA Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

The mission of the USDA Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights provides leadership and direction for the fair and equitable treatment of all USDA customers and employees while ensuring the delivery of quality programs and enforcement of civil rights.