Civil Rights | RMA EEO Complaint Activity Data
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its
customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color,
national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where
applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation,
or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or
protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or
funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or
To File an Employment Complaint
If you wish to file an employment complaint, you must contact your Agency's EEO
Counselor (Click the hyperlink for a listing of EEO Counselors), within 45 days of the
date of the alleged discriminatory act, event, or in the case of a personnel action.
Additional filing information can be found online at
To File a Program Complaint
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the
USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call
(866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the
information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter by mail
to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400
Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Persons with Disabilities
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities and wish to file
either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay
Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).
Persons with disabilities, who wish to file a program complaint, please see information
above on how to contact the Department by mail directly or by email. If you require
alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print,
audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and
For more information, contact the RMA Civil Rights Office at 202-690-3578 (main line).