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USDA Civil Rights Directives

DR4120-001 [HTM] [PDF] (09/18/98) Annual Departmental Civil Rights Training

DR4230-002 [HTM] [PDF] (10/24/95) Special Emphasis Programs

DM4300-001 [HTM] [PDF] (07/20/01) EEO Complaint Processing Procedures

DM4300-002 [HTM] [PDF] (07/05/02) Reasonable Accommodation Procedures

DR4300-002 [HTM] [PDF] (10/18/84) Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Plan

DR4300-003 [HTM] [PDF] (01/08/01) Equal Opportunity Public Policy

DR4300-004 [HTM] [PDF] (05/30/03) Civil Rights Impact Analysis

DR4300-005 [HTM] [PDF] (01/14/98) Agency Civil Rights Programs

DR4300-006 [HTM] [PDF] (06/30/00) Civil Rights Policy

DR4300-007 [HTM] [PDF] (03/03/99) Processing EEO Complaints of Discrimination

DR4300-008 [HTM] [PDF] (03/09/00) Reasonable Accommodations

DR4300-009 [HTM] [PDF] (01/09/01) EEO Complaints

DR4300-010 [HTM] [PDF] (01/18/06) Civil Rights Accountability Policy and Procedures

DM4310-001 [HTM] [PDF] (07/24/91) Instructions for Preparing AEP Plans, Accomplishment Reports, and Updates

DM4330-001 [HTM] [PDF] (10/18/01) Procedures for Processing Discrimination Complaints and Conducting Civil Rights Compliance Reviews in USDA Conducted Programs
and Activities

DR4330-002 [HTM] [PDF] (03/03/99) Activities Receiving USDA Financial Assistance

DR4330-003 [HTM] [PDF] (03/03/99) Nondiscrimination in Programs and Activities

DR4360-001 [HTM] [PDF] (01/14/98) Communicating With Under-served Communities

DR4360-002 [HTM] [PDF] (08/08/01) Coordination of Requests for USDA Support for Outreach Related Activities

DR4710-001 [HTM] [PDF] (07/20/01) Alternative Dispute Resolution

Regulations

Statutory Authority for the Position of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
Section 10704 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, Public Law 107-171, authorized the Secretary of Agriculture to establish the new position of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights.

USDA Regulations Prohibiting Discrimination in Programs Receiving Federal Financial Assistance from USDA

  • 7 CFR Part 15, Subpart A - Nondiscrimination in Federally-Assisted Programs of the Department of Agriculture - Effectuation of Title VI of the
    Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • 7 CFR Part 15, Subpart C - Rules of Practice and Procedure for Hearings, Decisions and Administrative Review Under the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • 7 CFR Part 15a - Education Programs or Activities Receiving or Benefiting From Federal Financial Assistance
  • 7 CFR Part 15b - Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap in Programs and Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance

USDA Regulations Prohibiting Discrimination in USDA Programs

  • 7 CFR Part 15d - Nondiscrimination in Programs or Activities Conducted By The United States Department of Agriculture
  • 7 CFR Part 15e - Enforcement of Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap in Programs or Activities Conducted by the United States Department
    of Agriculture
  • 7 CFR Part 15f - Adjudications Under Section 741

Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Persons with Limited English Proficiency in Programs and Activities Conducted by USDA.