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The goal of the Risk Management Agency (RMA) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is to make Civil Rights and outreach an integral part of all RMA activities. OCR is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and equal access in all aspects of RMA programs and services without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital and parental status, genetic information, political affiliation and disability (not all bases apply to all programs).

Our primary focus is to formulate, administer, and evaluate programs and activities under Title VII (prohibits employment discrimination) and Title VI (programs receiving federal financial assistance from RMA) of the Civil Rights Act. We actively engage in outreach to ensure that all customers and potential customers, including small, limited resource, and other socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, have the opportunity to participate and have equal access to all RMA/USDA programs and services.

To obtain more information on RMA's outreach programs, please e-mail one of our Outreach Coordinators.

For information regarding Civil Rights' directives, regulations, and guidelines for federally assisted programs (Title VI), please contact Iris Snowden.

To file an EEO (employment discrimination) complaint, please contact RMA's EEO Counselor at 202-720-0247.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write:

USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of Adjudication
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20250-9410

or call 866-632-9992 (Toll-free Customer Service)
800-877-8339 (Local or Federal relay)
866-377-8642 (Relay voice users).

Office of Civil Rights

Name Phone Fax
Jacqueline Micheli
Director
202-690-6068 202-720-1585
Iris Snowden
Equal Opportunity Specialist
202-720-9837 202-690-2496
Barbara Smith
EEO Specialist/Counselor
202-720-9837 202-690-2496
Alex Christensen
Management Analyst
202-690-5881 202-690-2496
Janel Butler
EEO Program Assistant
202-690-3578 202-720-1585
Ron Brown
Equal Opportunity Specialist
202-690-1687 202-690-2496