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Equal Employment Opportunity and Civil Rights Policy

Northeast Area Executive Team - Statement of Commitment to EEO and Civil Rights Policy

The Northeast Area 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 all persons 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.

Anti-Harassment Policy Statement

EEO Policy Statement

Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, ARS Administrator - Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statements

Anti-harassment Policy Statement

EEO-Diversity Policy Statement

Sexual Harassment Policy Statement

Civil Rights Policy Statement- Thomas Vilsack - April 9, 2021

At USDA, we are recommitting ourselves to the values of equity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for
each other and those we serve. As Secretary, I will work with our dedicated team to actively
advance racial justice and equity for one another. We will do so by rooting out systemic racism and
strengthening civil rights programs while building trust within and outside the Department,
ensuring transparency and the equitable delivery of quality programs and services, and holding
ourselves accountable toward meeting those goals.

Complete Civil Rights Statement

All USDA Civil Rights Statements

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