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Equal Opportunity Public Notification Policy

EO Guidance Document #
FNS-GD-2019-0083
Resource type
Regulations
Guidance Documents
Resource Materials
DATE: Oct. 17, 2019
POLICY MEMO: DR 4300-003
SUBJECT: Equal Opportunity Public Notification Policy
TO: Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
Purpose

a. This Departmental Regulation (DR) establishes the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) policy for ensuring positive and continuing notification of its equal opportunity policy to the public and USDA employees.

b. This DR is also designed to enhance customer awareness of the USDA NonDiscrimination policy and other pertinent information ensuring broad dissemination of the policy to the public. 

Scope

This DR applies to all programs and activities conducted in whole, in part, or assisted by USDA, its Mission Areas, agencies, and staff offices.

Section
Page
1. Purpose
2. Scope
3. Special Instructions/Cancellations
4. Policy
5. Non-Discrimination Statement
6. Recipient Requirements
7. And Justice for All Posters
8. Roles and Responsibilities
9. Inquiries 
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2
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3
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Appendix
Appendix A Acronyms and Abbreviations A-1
Appendix B Definitions B-1
Appendix C Authorities and References C-1
Appendix D Form AD-475-A, Assisted Programs D-1
Appendix E Form AD-475-B, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
     and Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations Programs E-1
Appendix F Form AD-475-C, Conducted Programs F-1
A-1
B-1
C-1
D-1
 
E-1
 F-1
Updated: 10/17/2019

The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.