Civil Rights

Last Published: 11/20/2015

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The Office of Civil Rights mission is to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies for FNS customers and employees regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)  Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.  The Office of Civil Rights also facilitates equal and timely access to FNS programs and services for all customers.

Our vision is to provide superior customer service while ensuring equity for all.