The Office of Civil Rights is responsible for ensuring Agency compliance with Federal statutes that prohibit discrimination in hiring, employment and program delivery. The Civil Rights staff serves as principle advisors to the Administrator and Agency senior staff on all civil rights issues and policies.
Employees also provide a variety of civil rights support services to the Agency, both in our Washington, DC headquarters and regional field offices across the nation. The Civil Rights Office is responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of affirmative employment, special emphasis programs, compliance reviews, student/internship opportunities, EEO complaints process, alternative dispute resolution and related training.
If you feel you have been discriminated against you have 45 days from the date of the incident to contact the AMS Civil Rights Office:
Phone: (202) 604-3729
Fax: (202) 690-0609
- File a Program Discrimination Complaint as a USDA Customer
- File an Employment Opportunity Complaint as a USDA Employee
- Learn about Conflict Complaints Division and the EEO conflict complaint process.
1400 Independence Avenue, SW,
Room 3521-S, Stop 0206
Washington, DC 20250
AMS Office of Civil Rights Staff
Clifton Gilchrist, Director
Ali Muhammad, Deputy Director
Ebony Broadwater, Program Assistant
Linda Alston, EEO Specialist
Adrienne Burch, EEO Specialist
Brittany Dorsey, EEO Specialist
Spencer Gates, EEO Specialist
Mark Roberts, Complaints Manager
Carmen Humphrey, Division Chief
Dexter Coburn, Alternate Dispute Manager
Farlane McGilvery, EEO Counselor