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 Office of Outreach, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity (ODEO)

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Civil Rights Training

Every year, USDA employees must complete mandatory Civil Rights training.

2008's mandatory training entitled "Re-inventing Diversity for Today's USDA" was installed on each employee's AgLearn learning plan in November 2008. The training was also available in CD and hard copy formats. All USDA employees permanent, temporary, students, and contractors were required to complete the mandatory training by January 31, 2009. Please contact your Area ODEO Program Manager for additional information and/or visit the AgLearn website.

Non-mandatory training on such topics as team building, communication skills, diversity, etc., is available via videos, DVDs, and books maintained in the ODEO video library. Please access our ARS ODEO EEO video catalog online on our website to review such information.

Click here to view the EEO Video Library

If you need further assistance, please contact your Area ODEO Program Manager. If you have questions regarding the library, please contact ODEO at (202) 720-6161.

The Outreach, Diversity and Equal Opportunity staff will also provide additional training in the areas of Prevention of Sexual Harassment, Reasonable Accommodation, Reprisal, No Fear, MD-715, Reasonable Accommodation, EEO Complaint Procedures, Alternative Dispute Resolution as well as other EEO/Civil Rights related subjects as deemed necessary and requested by the areas.

If an employee would like to take training on such topics as team building, communication skills, diversity, there is non-mandatory training available on-line; check the ARS EEO Video Catalog.

For mandatory training, contact Area Civil Rights Manager. This training is available through AgLearn


Last Modified: 1/15/2014
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