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 | 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 | FAQs/Q&As
Civil Rights - FAQs

CRD provides leadership and comprehensive protection against discrimination in FNS employment practices and delivery of programs to the public.

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 | Instructions | FNS Instruction 113-1
Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement – Nutrition Programs and Activities

The purpose of this Instruction is to establish and convey policy and provide guidance and direction to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and its recipients and customers, and ensure compliance with and enforcement of the prohibition against discrimination in all FNS nutrition programs and activities, whether federally funded in whole or not. 

Resource | Brochures
Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights