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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

Devon Westhill
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
U. S. Department of Agriculture

1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250, Mail Stop 0115
PHONE: (202) 720-3808
FAX: (202) 690-1782

Center for Civil Rights Enforcement

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
U. S. Department of Agriculture
David King, Director
Patriot’s Plaza III
355 E St., SW, 7TH Floor
Washington, DC 20250
E-MAIL: David.king@ascr.usda.gov
PHONE: (202) 720-5212
FAX: (202) 720-7442

Center for Civil Rights Operations

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
U. S. Department of Agriculture

Denise Banks, Director
Patriot’s Plaza III
355 E St., SW, 7TH Floor, Rm 7-250
Washington, DC 20250
E-MAIL: denise.banks@usda.gov
PHONE: 202-401-7654
FAX: (202) 690-5826

FOIA Officer

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
U. S. Department of Agriculture
Patriot’s Plaza III
355 E St., SW, 7TH Floor
Washington, DC 20250
E-MAIL: ascrfoia@ascr.usda.gov
PHONE: (202) 720-5212
FAX: (202) 720-0953

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EEO Counselors

Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)

Phone: (202) 720-0583
Fax: (202) 690-0476

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Phone: (202) 720-6161
Fax: (202) 690-0109

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Phone: (301) 851-4180
1-800-342-7231
Fax: (301) 734-9396

Office of the Chief Economist (OCE)

Phone: (202) 690-5533
(202) 690-5610
Fax: (202) 690-5583

 

Departmental Management

consists of the following offices:

Office of the Administrative Law Judges (OALJ)
Office of the Judicial Officer (OJO)
Office of Management Services (OMS)
Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)
Office of Budget & Program Analysis (OBPA)
Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM)
Office of Ethics (OE)
Office of Operations (OO)
Office of Procurement & Property Management (OPPM)
Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Coordination (OHSEC)
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)
Office of Advocacy and Outreach (OAO)

Phone: (202) 205-9302
Fax: (833) 275-0796

Email: CCD_Informal@usda.gov 

Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO)

Phone: (504) 426-6200
Fax: (303) 274 3871

 

Office of the Secretary

consists of the following offices:

Office of Congressional Relations (OCR)
Office of the General Counsel (OGC)
Office of the Executive Secretariat (OES)
Office of the Inspector General (OIG)

Phone: (202) 205-9302
Fax: (833) 275-0796

Email: CCD_Informal@usda.gov 

Economic Research Service (ERS)

Phone: (202) 720-6161
Fax: (202) 690-0109

Farm Service Agency Servicing Area (FSA) -

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virgin Islands

Phone: (706) 546-2303

Fax: (855 409-5739

 

Farm Service Agency Servicing Area (FSA)-

Connecticut, Delaware Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia

Phone: (315) 477-6310
Fax: (315) 477-6338

Farm Service Agency Servicing Area (FSA)-

Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

Phone: (720) 544-2900
Fax: (720) 544-2968

 

Farm Service Agency Servicing Area (FSA)-

California, Hawaii, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Texas and Puerto Rico

Phone: (530) 792-5544
Fax: (530) 792-5559

Farm Service Agency Servicing Area (FSA) -

Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Wisconsin

Phone: (816) 926-3487
Fax: (816)823-2678

Farm Service Agency Servicing Area (FSA) -

Washington, DC Area (Headquarters)

Phone: (202) 720-8826
Fax: (202) 401-7103

 

Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

Phone: (703) 305-2215
Fax: (703) 305-2832

Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)

Phone: (301) 504-7755
Fax: (301) 504-2141

Farm Production and Conservation - Business Center (FPAC-BC)

Emily Su, - FPAC-BC, Washington, DC

Email: Emily.Su@usda.gov

Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS)

Phone: (202) 720 -7233
Fax: (202) 720-2658

Forest Service - Informal Complaint Management Office (FS)- Atlanta, GA

Phone: (404) 347-1908
Fax: (404) 347-1931

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA)

Phone: (202) 720-9528
Fax: (202) 690-0609

 

National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

Phone: (202) 720-8257
Fax: (202) 690-0109

Natural Resources and Conservation Service (NRSC)

Phone: (301) 504-2181
Fax: (301) 504-2175

Risk Management Agency – (RMA)

Phone: (202) 720-0247
Fax: (202) 690-2496

Rural Development – (RD)- (Rural Housing Service and Rural Utilities Service)

Phone: (202) 692-0090
Fax: (202) 692-0279

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

Phone: (202) 720-6161
Fax: (202) 690-0109

 

USDA Mission Area Civil Rights Directors

Farm Production and Conservation

Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) is the Department’s focal point for the nation’s farmers and ranchers and other stewards of private agricultural lands and non-industrial private forest lands. FPAC agencies implement programs designed to mitigate the significant risks of farming through crop insurance services, conservation programs and technical assistance, and commodity, lending, and disaster programs.

Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC)

EMILY SU

Director, Civil Rights

355 E ST SW, Washington, DC 10th Floor

Mail Stop 0509

Washington, DC  20024

Phone:  (202) 401-1919

Email: Emily.Su@usda.gov

 

Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services

Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services works to harness the Nation's agricultural abundance to end hunger and improve health in the United States. Its agencies administer federal domestic nutrition assistance programs and the Center for Nutrition Policy and

Promotion, which links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers through science-based dietary guidance, nutrition policy coordination, and nutrition education.

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP)

Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

ROBERT CONTRERAS

Director, Civil Rights

3101 Park Center Drive, Suite 1200

Alexandria, VA  22302

Phone: (703) 305-2195

Fax: (703) 305-2832

Email: roberto.contreras@fns.usda.gov

 

Food Safety

Food Safety ensures that the Nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and properly labeled, and packaged. This mission area also plays a key role in the President's Council on Food Safety and has been instrumental in coordinating a national food safety strategic plan among various partner agencies including the Department of Health and Human Services and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)

ANGELA KELLY

Director, Civil Rights Division

5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Rm 1-2260

Mail Stop 5261

Beltsville, Maryland 20707

Phone: (301) 504-7755

Fax: (301) 504-7746

Email: angela.kelly@fsis.usda.gov

 

Marketing and Regulatory Programs

Marketing and Regulatory Programs facilitates domestic and international marketing of U.S. agricultural products and ensures the health and care of animals and plants. MRP agencies are active participants in setting national and international standards.

Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)

CLIFTON GILCHRIST

Director, Civil Rights

Room 1095-S

Washington, DC 20250

Phone: (202) 720-3980

Fax: (202) 690-0476

Email: Clifton.Gilchrist@ams.usda.gov

 

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

MICHON OUBICHON

Director, Office of Civil Rights, Diversity and Inclusion

4700 River Rd., Unit 92

Riverdale, MD

Phone:  MD: (301) 851-2248

DC: (202)799-7012

Sylvia Midgett, APHIS

Program Specialist

Phone: MD: (301) 851-4082; DC: (202) 799-7172

Email: Michon.M.Oubichon@aphis.usda.gov

 

Natural Resources and Environment

Natural Resources and Environment ensures the health of the land through sustainable management. Its agency works to prevent damage to natural resources and the environment, restore the resource base, and promote good land management.

Forest Service (FS)

CHRISTOPHER MOORE

Acting Director, Office of Civil Rights

201 14th St., SW

Mail Stop 1142

Sidney R. Yates Bldg.

Washington, DC 20250

Phone: (202) 205-0827

Fax: (703) 605-5174

Email: Christopher.moore@usda.gov

 

Research, Education and Economics

Research, Education and Economics is dedicated to the creation of a safe, sustainable, competitive U.S. food and fiber system, as well as strong communities, families, and youth through integrated research, analysis, and education.

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

TRACEY TROUTMAN

Director, Outreach, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity

Room 3913-S

Washington, DC 20250

Phone: (202) 720-6161

Fax: (202) 690-0109

Email: tracey.troutman@usda.gov

 

 

Economic Research Service (ERS)

ALAN ROBINSON

Acting Director, Civil Rights

1400 Independence Ave., SW

Mail Stop 1800

Washington, DC  20250

Phone: (202) 694-5000

Email: alan.robinson@ars.usda.gov

 

 

National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

JUNE TURNER

Director, Civil Rights

Room 5025-S

Washington, DC 20250

Phone: (202) 720-8257

Fax: (202) 720-9013

Email: june.turner@nass.usda.gov

 

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

DRENDA WILLIAMS

Director, Civil Rights

National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Waterfront Center

800 9th Street SW

drenda.williams@usda.gov

 

Rural Development

Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America by providing financial programs to support essential public facilities and services as water and sewer systems, housing, health clinics, emergency service facilities and electric and telephone service. Rural Development promotes economic development by providing loans to businesses through banks and community-managed lending pools, while also assisting communities to participate in community empowerment programs.

Rural Development

SHARESE PAYLOR

Director, Civil Rights

Room 1348-S

Washington, DC 20250

Phone: (202) 692-0097

Fax: (202) 692-0279

Email: sharese.paylor@wdc.usda.gov

 

Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs

Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs' (TFAA) role is to provide our farmers and ranchers with opportunities to compete in the global marketplace. TFAA is the Department’s lead on trade policy with primary responsibility to ensure USDA speaks with a unified voice on international agriculture issues domestically and abroad. It oversees and facilitates foreign market access and promotes opportunities for U.S. agriculture through various trade programs and high-level government negotiations.

Foreign Agricultural Service

ADRIANO VASQUEZ

Director, Civil Rights

Room 4067-S

Washington, DC 20250

Phone: (202) 720-8907

Fax: (202) 720-2658

Email: Adriano.Vasquez@fas.usda.gov

 

Office of the Chief Finance Officer/National Finance Center

Darvin Bennett

Acting EEO Chief

Civil Rights and Conflict Management Office

Office of Chief Financial Officer

13800 Old Gentilly Road

New Orleans, LA 70129

Phone: (504) 426-7567

Email: Darvin.Bennett@nfc.usda.gov

 

 

Office of the Inspector General

To promote effectiveness and integrity in the delivery of USDA agricultural programs.

BOBBIE A. MOORE

Director, Office of Diversity and Conflict Resolution

1400 Independence Avenue, Suite 40-W

Washington, DC 20250

Phone: (202) 720-6902

Email: Bobbie.Moore@oig.usda.gov