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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

OASCR's mission is to provide leadership and direction for the fair and equitable treatment of all USDA customers and employees while ensuring the delivery of quality programs and enforcement of civil rights. OASCR ensures compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies for USDA customers and employees regardless of race, color, national origin, sex ( including gender identity and expression), religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, political beliefs, parental status, protected genetic information, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all bases apply to all programs.)





Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2021

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President Biden's Executive Order on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce

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FACT SHEET: President Biden Signs Executive Order Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Government

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Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture's Statement on Civil Rights

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