Directives and Regulations

USDA Civil Rights Directives

DR4120-001 [HTM] [PDF] (06/14/2016) Annual Departmental Civil Rights Training

DR4230-002 [HTM] [PDF] (06/04/09) 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] (10/05/2015) Equal Opportunity Public Policy

DR4300-004 [HTM] [PDF] (10/17/2016) 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] (07/12/2016) Processing EEO Complaints

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

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

DR4300-010 [HTM] [PDF] (12/28/2016) 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] (10/11/11)  Collection of race, ethnicity, and gender data for civil rights compliance and other purposes in regard to participation in the programs administered by the Farm Service Agency, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Risk Management Agency, the Rural Business Service, the Rural Housing Service, and the Rural Utilities Service

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

7 CFR 15C - Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Age in Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance From the United States Department of Agriculture, published on January 1, 2016

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.

Limited English Proficiency