Employment Discrimination Complaints
If you are an employee or applicant for employment and believe that you have been discriminated against, you may file a complaint with APHIS Civil Rights Enforcement and Compliance (CREC).
An EEO counselor or mediator will assist you with traditional EEO Counseling or mediation through Alternative Dispute Resolution. An attempt will be made to bring about a resolution within 30 days. If during counseling, the counselor is unable to accomplish this, and you agree, the time may be extended up to an additional 60 calendar days. If the matter is not resolved by the conclusion of the counseling process, the EEO counselor or mediator will advise you of the procedures for filing a formal complaint.
Program Discrimination Complaints
If you believe that you have been discriminated against by a program or activity that is either conducted directly by APHIS or receives Federal financial assistance from APHIS, you may file a complaint with USDA Civil Rights (CR).