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FPAC’s Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity Division (CREEOD) ensures equal employment opportunities and program access for all FPAC employees and customers. It ensures that every employee, applicant and program participant is treated with dignity, equality and respect by enforcing Civil Rights (CR) and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) statutes, protected federal laws, policies, management directives and executive orders.

Equal Employment Complaints

If you are a Federal employee or job applicant, the law protects you from discrimination because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. If you believe that you have been discriminated against, you have a right to file a complaint.

Click here to read about Equal Employment Complaints Processing and Resolution

Program Complaints

USDA prohibits discrimination against its customers. You may file a complaint with USDA if you believe you experienced discrimination when obtaining services from USDA, or when participating in a USDA program or a program that receives Federal financial assistance from USDA.

Click here to read about Program Complaints Processing and Resolution

FPAC Business Center Equity Action Plan

The Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) Business Center helps move the USDA’s farm program agencies’ mission forward. With 15 different business lines, the Business Center can address equity through its operational support to the Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and Risk Management Agency (RMA), which administer farm programs. This includes providing resources to producers with limited English proficiency and acquisitions with small businesses. View the Business Center’s 2023 Equity Action Plan.

FPAC Mission Area Language Access Plan

FPAC’s Language Access Plan sets forth the standards, principles, and guidelines FPAC agencies will use to improve equity in our programs by ensuring critical language services are available to limited English proficiency persons.

View the FPAC Mission Area’s 2024-2026 Language Access Plan.