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Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights Resources

NIFA's Equal Opportunity Staff (EOS) are available to provide additional resources to employees and partners in the areas of civil rights and diversity. EOS collaborate with the ARS Office of Outreach, Diversity, and Inclusion in several areas.

No Fear Act

The primary purpose of the No FEAR Act of 2002 is to improve Federal agency accountability for violations of the anti-discrimination and whistleblower protection laws related to employment and to ensure that employees, applicants for employment, and former employees know their rights under anti-discrimination laws and the Whistleblower Protection Act.

More Information about the No Fear Act, including data, annual reports, and resources can be found on the USDA No Fear Act Data Posting.

NIFA Civil Rights Training

NIFA’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights consistently develops training materials for those most vital topics essential to building university partners and federal employees’ compliance capabilities. Our goal is to offer enhanced knowledge and understanding of civil rights compliance through training.  

A password is required for training materials. Please contact a member of the EOS for access.

NIFA External Civil Rights Training

NIFA Internal Civil Rights Training

Employment Opportunity Training

Title VI

Related EEO Resources

For more information contact NIFA's Office of Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights.

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