CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT PROCESS

Any person, class or group of persons may file a discrimination complaint with USDA if they believe an FSA administered program or function directly or indirectly results in treatment or services being provided differently because of a person’s age, color, disability, marital, or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation, political beliefs, reprisal or public assistance status.

Any person alleging discrimination has the right to file a complaint within 180 days of the alleged discrimination action.

Complaint may be filed in writing or orally with the agency head, any designated agency official or the Secretary of Agriculture.

Assistance filing a complaint can be obtained by calling or visiting any local FSA Office.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.