Equal Employment Opportunity and Civil Rights PolicyBeltsville Area Executive Team - Statement of Commitment to EEO and Civil Rights Policy
The Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) is fully committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. ARS EEO Policy mandates equal opportunity for everyone and prohibits discrimination in all aspects of the Agency's personnel policies, practices and operations. All non-merit barriers that impede the employment, hiring, promotion, and retention of any employee must be eradicated from the workplace.
Secretary Vilsack and I ask that you join us to create and maintain a competitive and qualified diverse workforce that reflects the diversity oftoday's society, and promote an all inclusive environment free from discrimination, harassment (sexual or non-sexual), and retaliation.
As Secretary of Agriculture, I fully support the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) civil rights, equal employment opportunity, and diversity policies and programs. Improving civil rights throughout USDA is one of my top priorities, and by pursuing this goal together in a transparent and ethical manner we can lead the way in making USDA a model organization.