Archie Crawford began his tenure as Chief for the Programs Investigation Division with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in October 2014. Prior to his current position, Mr. Crawford served as the Branch Chief for the Formal and Informal Complaints Management Branches with the USDA Forest Service, which is the largest agency in USDA, with nine regions and approximately 40,000 employees.
Mr. Crawford is a native of Kansas City, Missouri. He holds a Masters degree in Public Administration, with a minor in Human Resources from Troy University, Alabama and Bachelors from Regents University in New York.
Before joining USDA, Mr. Crawford served as Team Lead for the Department of Defense Commissary Agency where he managed the agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Complaints Program. He adjudicated complaints of discrimination when complainants elected the agency to issue a Final Agency Decision (FAD). He wrote FADs and ensured that all complaints alleging discrimination were processed properly and in timely manner.
Previous to this assignment, Mr. Crawford worked in various EEO positions in other agencies to include Complaints Manager and Team Lead with the Office of Personnel Management, Washington DC; EEO Specialist with Naval District Washington, Department of the Navy, Washington, DC and Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Supply Center Richmond, Richmond, Virginia.
Mr. Crawford is a retired Army Sergeant First Class veteran. He is married to retired Army First Sergeant Jackie Crawford and has two boys, Archie Jr. and Tyriq, and a daughter-in-law, Crystal.