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The EEO & Compliance Branch
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 Office of Outreach, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity (ODEO)

Our Programs
The EEO Complaint Process

ARS is committed to treating employees and customers fairly.The EEO complaint process consists of the informal process and the formal process. If an employee feels he has been discriminated against and wishes to file an EEO complaint, he must begin with the informal process.

Participants' Roles During the Informal Counseling Process

Notification of Complainant's Rights, Duties, and Responsibilities

For further information or to file an EEO complaint, contact the ODEO Civil Rights Staff at (202) 720-6161.

Additional Information and Resources
How to File an EEO Discrimination Complaint at USDA

EEO Poster

ADR Mediation Poster

Roles and Responsibilities for Responding to Management Officials

Guidelines for Use of Official Time and Agency Resources


No Fear Act

Required Posting: Cummings Act Compliance

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