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Organizational Structure

Office of the Director

Counseling and Resolution Branch

Primarily responsible for providing leadership, guidance and action for the APHIS EEO Discrimination complaint process in compliance with federal EEO laws, regulation, and policies.

Develops and implements training to Agency employees to provide awareness on EEO Laws and the complaint process.

Office of Civil Rights (OCR)

Program Overview
The focal point of OCR is to facilitate fair and equitable treatment of all APHIS employees and stakeholders pursuant to existing laws, Executive Orders and regulations with the goal of eliminating unlawful workplace and program discrimination in Federal employment and in activities that receive funding from APHIS, on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation), age, religion, reprisal, protected genetic information and disability.

Compliance and Evaluation Branch 
Primarily responsible for ensuring internal and external EEO program compliance with federal EEO laws, regulations, and policies.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Collaborates and coordinates with Human Resources to implement diversity in hiring, retention and promotion to create a diverse, results-oriented, high-performing workforce.

Develops and implements training to Agency employees to provide awareness on diversity and inclusion.

Provide support and guidance to special emphasis programs and managers represented throughout the APHIS workforce, by sponsoring training/educational opportunities and cultural programs to enhance the diversity and inclusion mission.

Outreach and Communication

The Outreach and Administration staff is responsible for providing communications and outreach activities, to inform Agency personnel, the public, educational institutions, underrepresented minority groups, and stakeholders concerning opportunities for programs and activities, via employment and program delivery.

 Our services include:

  • Ensuring that timely information, including policy statements, training notifications, educational opportunities, diversity observances, and information about programs that benefit the public is developed, and distributed agency-wide.
  • Managing and evaluating civil rights training sessions (i.e., webinars, surveys, onsite training, and Departmental requirements).
  • Developing and designing a quarterly publication of articles and events containing civil rights topics, activities, and events, which is distributed agency-wide, and to Departmental counterparts.
  • Keeping the Office of Civil Rights, Diversity, and Inclusion (OCRDI) web and SharePoint sites up-to-date with the most current information.
  • Developing outreach and communication strategies for stakeholders and underrepresented minority groups to receive information, in order to fully participate in various agency programs.
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