Secretary Vilsack Memo: A New Civil Rights Era for USDA
On April 21, 2009, US Department of Agriculture Secretary, Thomas J. Vilsack issued a sweeping
memo declaring "A New Civil Rights Era" for the Department, promising a thorough overhaul of the
EEO process within the USDA.
This memorandum outlines my initial steps to change the direction of Equal Employment
Opportunity, civil rights, and program delivery in USDA by designing a comprehensive approach
to ensure fair treatment of all employees and applicants and improve our program delivery to
every person entitled to our varied services...
For the federal EEO process explained fully at every step, click here.