Independent Firm's Civil Rights Assessment of Program Delivery at USDA
Makes Recommendations for Improvement, Notes Successes
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today released an independently produced report that provides a Civil Rights Assessment of USDA's field-based program delivery and makes recommendations intended to ensure that all Americans have fair and equal access to USDA programs.
"From the day I took office as Secretary, I made it a department-wide priority to ensure that all eligible Americans receive equal access to USDA programs, and this report provides a roadmap that will help us continue moving forward in this effort," Vilsack said. "USDA employees and our partners throughout the country are to be commended for the commitment being made to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility and that they realize our work must continue."
A summary of the report can be read here. The full report can be read here.