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Ethics Advisors

Each mission area of the Department has its own ethics program and staff of ethics advisors. These are the folks who review the confidential financial disclosure reports filed by covered staff, administer your ethics training program, and stand ready to field your questions. If you have any doubts whatsoever regarding the permissibility of a specific action, you should first email or call your ethics advisor. They know your program activities and are likely able to respond immediately. If, however, the ethics issue is really tricky, they will refer it up to us, and we will find the answer for you.

If you do not know who your advisor is, then you may "view the full listing" below to see a comprehensive list of USDA Ethics Advisors, or search our advisor database. In the search box below, enter in any known keywords (e.g., name, location, agency), then press "search."

How to Get in Touch with the USDA Office of Ethics

Employees of:


FPAC Mission Area (FSA, NRCS & RMA)

TFAA Mission Area (FAS)

FNCS Mission Area (FNS, CNPP)

Food Safety Mission Area (FSIS)

MRP Mission Area (AMS, APHIS & GIPSA)

NRE Mission Area (U.S. Forest Service)

REE Mission Area (ARS, NIFA, ERS, NASS)

RD Mission Area (RBCS, RHS & RUS)

Departmental Management, Staff Offices, Filers of Public Financial Disclosure Reports and Political Appointees

View the full listing of Mission Area Ethics Advisors

View the listing of REE Ethics Personnel (PDF, 144 KB)