Civil Rights and Community Outreach
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Employment Discrimination Complaint Process
The goal of the Risk Management Agency (RMA) Civil Rights and Community Outreach Staff (CR&COS) is to make Civil Rights and outreach an integral part of all RMA activities. CR&COS is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and equal access in all aspects of RMA programs and services without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital and parental status, genetic information, political affiliation and disability (not all bases apply to all programs).
Our primary focus is to formulate, administer, and evaluate programs and activities under Title VII (prohibits employment discrimination) and Title VI (programs receiving federal financial assistance from RMA) of the Civil Rights Act. We actively engage in outreach to ensure that all customers and potential customers, including small, limited resource, and other socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, have the opportunity to participate and have equal access to all RMA/USDA programs and services.
To obtain more information on RMA's outreach programs, please e-mail our outreach staff David Wiggins or one of our Outreach Coordinators.
For information regarding Civil Rights' directives, regulations, and guidelines for federally assisted programs (Title VI), please contact Iris Snowden.
To file an EEO (employment discrimination) complaint, please contact RMA's EEO Counselor at 202-720-0247.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write:
USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of Adjudication
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20250-9410
or call 866-632-9992 (Toll-free Customer Service)
800-877-8339 (Local or Federal relay)
866-377-8642 (Relay voice users).
Civil Rights and Community Outreach Staff
Equal Opportunity Specialist
EEO Program Assistant
Western Regional Office
Eastern Regional Office