UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE
CRD – Program Planning, Analysis and
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY NOTIFICATION ON MATERIAL
FOR THE PUBLIC
This directive establishes the policy for ensuring positive and continuing notification of
FSIS equal opportunity to the public.
REASON FOR ISSUANCE
This directive announces the requirement to use:
USDA’s nondiscrimination statement within information distributed to the
Proactive outreach methods.
Positive examples of the protected classes in material reflecting
employment opportunities and program participation.
FSIS Directive 4713.1, Equal Employment Opportunity.
FSIS Directive 4713.2, Prevention of Discrimination on Grounds of
Political Affiliation or Marital Status.
5 CFR 720, Affirmative Employment Programs.
7 CFR 15, USDA Nondiscrimination Regulations.
28 CFR 42.401 et seq, Department of Justice Guidelines for Coordination
of Enforcement of Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs.
29 CFR Part 1614, Federal Sector Equal Employment Opportunity.
5 U.S.C. 2014, Section 403 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment
Assistance Act of 1974.
5 U.S.C. 3112, Section 307 of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978.
29 U.S.C. 633a, Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
29 U.S.C. 701, 794, Section 501, 504, and 505, The Rehabilitation Act of
42 U.S.C. 2000d, 2000e-16, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of
1964, as amended.
PL 101-336, Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990.
PL 92-318, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended.
USDA Department Regulation 4300-3, Equal Opportunity Public
Notification Policy (November 16, 1999).
ABBREVIATIONS AND FORMS
The following appears in their shortened form:
Civil Rights Division
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is FSIS policy:
To ensure that no person i