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Resource | Policy Memos

Questions and Answers Related to Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data by Visual Observation and Identification in CACFP and SFSP – Policy Rescission

This memorandum provides clarification on questions related to the collection of race or ethnicity data now that visual identification of race and ethnicity is no longer an allowable practice in the Summer Food Service Program and Child and Adult Care Food Program.

CACFP 09-2022, SFSP 05-2022
Resource | Posters

And Justice for All Posters (Guidance and Translations)

The appropriate “And Justice for All” poster is to be prominently displayed in all offices where there is a USDA presence and where it may be read by customers.

Resource | Posters

Afiches de “And Justice for All” (Instrucciones y Traducciones)

The appropriate “And Justice for All” poster is to be prominently displayed in all offices where there is a USDA presence and where it may be read by customers.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Nondiscrimination Statement

The Nondiscrimination Statement (NDS) is for use by state and local agencies and their subrecipients for all FNS programs. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Declaración de No Discriminación

El uso de la Declaración de No Discriminación (NDS, por sus siglas en inglés) es para las agencias estatales y locales y sus beneficiarios secundarios para todos los programas del FNS. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Affirmative Action Plan for the Recruitment, Hiring, Advancement, and Retention of Persons with Disabilities

To capture agencies’ affirmative action plan for persons with disabilities and persons with targeted disabilities, EEOC regulations and MD-715 require agencies to describe how their affirmative action plan will improve the recruitment, hiring, advancement, and retention of applicants and employees with disabilities.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance | FNS-GD-2020-0143

Civil Rights Complaint - SNAP Investigation Checklist

This document provides authorized state agencies with a basic checklist for conducting investigations into complaints of prohibited discrimination involving the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It is intended only to provide a working tool for state agencies participating in SNAP and authorized by FNCS to conduct first-line complaint processing.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance | FNS-GD-2020-0142

Civil Rights Complaint - WIC Investigative Checklist

This document provides authorized state agencies with a basic checklist for conducting investigations into complaints of prohibited discrimination involving WIC, WIC FMNP, and the SFMNP.

Resource | Forms

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Civil Rights Division (CRD) ensures that the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) complies with the laws, regulations, policies, and guidance that prohibit discrimination against employees and applicants in the Federal workplace. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws prohibit discrimination in employment to ensure fair hiring, competition in promotions, and equal access to training/development opportunities.

Resource | Forms

Igualdad de Oportunidades en el Empleo

La División de Derechos Civiles (CRD, por sus siglas en inglés) se asegura que el Servicio de Alimentos y Nutrición (FNS, por sus siglas en inglés) cumpla con las leyes, reglamentos, políticas, e instrucciones que prohíben la discriminación en contra de los empleados y los solicitantes en el trabajo federal. Las leyes de Igualdad de Oportunidades en el Empleo (EEO, por sus siglas en inglés) prohíben la discriminación en el trabajo para asegurar una contratación justa, competencia en las promociones e igualdad de acceso a oportunidades de capacitación/desarrollo.