OASCR Leadership and Organization
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (OASCR) provides overall leadership, coordination, and direction for USDA's civil rights programs, including matters related to program delivery, compliance and equal employment opportunity. Meet the leadership staff that is at the forefront of these activities.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
In March 2020, President Donald J. Trump appointed Devon Westhill to be Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). More...
Acting Chief of Staff
Theodore (Ted) H. Gutman is a civil rights advocate and professional with more than 24 years’ experience in the public and private sectors. As the National Civil Rights Director for USDA’s Forest Service, Ted led a visionary program inspiring everyone to belong, More...